Main Street Clinic is committed to providing a safe environment for all children who attend our surgery.
If you have any concerns regarding child safety in our clinic, please bring this immediately to the attention of a member of our team.
Main Street Clinic is committed to promoting the safety and wellbeing of children in our care.
Our practice is guided by the CHILDREN FIRST NATIONAL GUIDANCE FOR THE PROTECTION AND WELFARE OF CHILDREN 2017.
If you are aware of a child who may have been, is being, or is at risk of abuse, please speak to the Medical Staff in confidence about this most important health issue.
Types of Abuse
A child may experience one or more types of abuse.
Who to contact?
If you have reasonable grounds for concern that a child may have been, is being, or is at risk of abuse, you can also report your concern to the local social work duty service in the area where the child lives. You can find contact details for the social work teams on www.tusla.ie.
A child is defined as any person under 18 years of age by the Children’s First Act. This means any person under 18 yrs. attending the clinic for consultation must do so in the company of a parent, a sibling over the age of 18, or an uncle, aunt, cousin or grandparent nominated by the child’s parents.
For further details please ask at reception for a copy of our Practice Privacy Statement.