Festina Lente is committed to safeguarding the rights of children and vulnerable adults, particularly those for whom we provide services. Our mission is to provide a learning environment where those in our care thrive and are empowered to be the best that they can be.

Our duty of care is to provide a safe place for children and vulnerable adults, ensuring that they are protected from any form of abuse at all times. Ensuring the welfare of children and vulnerable adults is paramount, and is central in all of our planning, activities and programmes.

This level of care is also extended to all children and vulnerable adults on work experience placements with us or on other external outings or placements.


Child and Vulnerable Adults Protection Policy Statement

It is the Policy of Festina Lente to provide all activities and programmes in such a way that the protection, safety and welfare of children and vulnerable adults is respected and maintained at all times.

Festina Lente recognises that the welfare of children and vulnerable adults is paramount, regardless of all other considerations. Festina Lente acknowledges the rights of children and vulnerable adults to be protected, treated with respect, listened to and have their own views taken into consideration.

The Designated Liaison Person (DLP) for reporting allegations or suspicions of child or vulnerable adult abuse in Festina Lente is:

Sabrina Tierney
Email: sabrina.tierney@festinalente.ie
Tel: 087- 9633348

The DLP is also a resource for any staff member or volunteer who has child or vulnerable adult protection concerns.

Children First National Guidance for the Protection and Wellbeing of Children 2017