Ros Geal Residence

Ros Geal Residence is located directly opposite NUIG at 19 University Road, Galway, Ireland


Phone: +353 91 524 524

Registered Charity: CHY6329

Ros Geal is one of several youth centres managed by Brosna Educational Centres Clg. Brosna is a registered charity for the advancement of education and character development in accordance with Christian principles and ideals.

Brosna Educational Centres Clg is a Registered Charity (CHY6329)

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Child Safeguarding

The following are the Child Safeguarding Principles adopted by Ros Geal to ensure, as far as practicable, that a child, while participating in activities for which Ros Geal is responsible, is safe from harm:

  • Maintains a child safeguarding policy that raises awareness about the possibility of child abuse occurring and outlines the steps to be taken if it is suspected. This policy is based on the “Children First Bill”, 2014 and the “Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children” document, 2011

  • Provides child protection training for leaders and helpers, which clarifies the responsibilities of Ros Geal and of individuals, and clearly shows the procedures to be followed if child abuse is suspected;

  • Adopts safe practices to minimise the possibility of harm or accidents happening to children and to protect staff from the necessity to take risks and leave themselves open to accusations of abuse or neglect;

  • Recognises that valuing children means valuing staff as well and that insistence on safe practices—eliminating the necessity for staff to take risks and providing them with support—will make for a healthier and safer organisation;

  • Maintains a policy of openness with parents that involves consulting them about matters that concerns their children, and encourages them to get involved with the organisation wherever possible;

  • Adopts and consistently applies clearly defined methods of recruiting staff and volunteers;

  • Does not permit anyone against whom a plausible complaint of abuse has been made (unless the complaint proves to be without foundation) to participate in its activities with young people;

  • Maintains procedures for responding to accidents and complaints;

  • Recognises that the welfare of children must always come first, regardless of all other considerations;

  • Acknowledges the rights of children to be protected, treated with respect, listened to and have their own views taken into consideration;

  • Acknowledges that a child’s age, sex and background affect the way they experience and understand what is happening to them;

  • Recognises that early intervention with children who are vulnerable or at risk may prevent serious harm from happening to them at a later stage;

  • Co-operates with child care and protection agencies and professionals by sharing information when necessary and working together towards the best possible outcome for the children concerned and makes links with other relevant organisations in order to promote child protection and welfare policies and practices.

Deputy Designated Liaison Person

Catherine McMahon
Glenard University Residence
36 Roebuck Road, Clonkseagh
Dublin D14 R6C1
Mobile: 087 9467074

Download pdf of Safeguarding Children Manual for Brosna

Download pdf of Child Safeguarding Statement

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