The Archdiocese of Dublin recognises and upholds the dignity and rights of all children, is committed to ensuring their safety and wellbeing and will work in partnership with parents/guardians to do this. The Archdiocese recognises each child as a gift from God, and values and encourages the participation of children in all activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.
All diocesan personnel (including clergy, religious, staff and volunteers) have a responsibility to safeguard children through promoting their welfare, health and development in a safe and caring environment that supports their best interests and prevents abuse.
Your Parish Safeguarding Representatives Helen Bennett and Lorraine O’Donoghue are contactable through the parish office.
If you have a concern about child abuse, please contact either:
Diocesan Child Safeguarding & Protection Service (CSPS)
Designated Liaison Person:
Mr. Andrew Fagan, Director, Child Safeguarding and Protection Service, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe College, Dublin 3. Tel. 01-8360314. (Mon-Fri: 09:00 – 17:00)
Deputy Designated Liaison Person:
Ms. Deirdre Donnelly, Safeguarding and Support Officer, Child Safeguarding and Protection Service, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe College, Dublin 3. Tel. 01-8360314. (Mon-Fri: 09:00 – 17:00)
Tusla Office: Tel. 01-6352854
Local Garda Station: Kevin St. Tel. 01-6669400.
The Archdiocese of Dublin has published a Safeguarding policy document entitled “Child Safeguarding in the Dublin Diocese: Statement, Reporting Procedures and Good Practice Guidelines, 2018“. This policy is available here.
The Archdiocese of Dublin has published a new Safeguarding Vulnerable Adult Policy. This policy is available here. The policy is binding on all Clergy, volunteers and staff who work with / minister to vulnerable adults in parishes.