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Safeguarding Trust access over the Christmas and New Year holidays

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Added on 18/12/2012

Safeguarding Trust As both Church House Dublin and Church House Belfast will be closed for Christmas and New Year, out of hours arrangments are in place for Safeguarding Trust.
In an emergency, it is advisable to contact either the PSNI or  an Garda Síochána in the first instance.

Northern Ireland
The Safeguarding Trust Child Protection Office NI will maintain a contact line, for use by Clergy or Parish Panel Members, during the Christmas and New Year holiday period from: 22nd December to 1st January 2013 (inclusive).

Should Clergy or Parish Panel Members require help or support in relation to a child protection concern, they may leave a short message with contact details, at the following number: +353  87 948 4412. Please note that this is an RI telephone number.

In the case of a child protection emergency you are advised to contact directly the Gateway team of the appropriate Social Care Trust.  Details of contact numbers including out of hours and public holiday can be found online here

Alternatively contact the PSNI on 0845 600 8000 and ask to speak to an officer regarding a child protection concern.

Republic of Ireland
The Safeguarding Trust Child Protection Office of the Church of Ireland (RI) will maintain a contact line for use by Clergy or Parish Panel Members, during the Christmas and New Year holiday period from: 22nd December to 1st January 2013 (inclusive).

Should Clergy or Panel Members require help or support in relation to a child protection concern, they may leave a message, to include contact details, at the following number: 087 948 4412 

In the case of a child protection emergency you are advised to contact Health Service Executive Child Protection Services during office hours only. Offices will be closed on 25th and 26th December 2012 and 1st January 2013. Contact details may be found at www.hse.ie  
HSE Info Line Lo–call 1850 24 1850.    

Alternatively, An Garda Síochána may be contacted on 1800 666 111