Child Safeguarding & Protection

Child Safeguarding Policy Statement

As a constituent member of the Catholic Church in Ireland, we recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of all children, are committed to ensuring their safety and well-being and will work in partnership with parents/guardians to do this.  We recognise each child as a gift from God and we value and encourage the participation of children in all activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.

All Church 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 Representative is   GERALDINE PERKINS   and she can be contacted through the Parish Office at 01 494 7307


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 & Protection Service,

          20-23 Arran Quay, Dublin 7, D07 XK85  Tel. 01-8360314


  • Deputy Liaison Person

          Ms. Deirdre Donnelly, Safeguarding & Support Officer,

          Child Safeguarding & Protection Service,

          20-23 Arran Quay, Dublin 7, D07 XK85.  Tel. 01-8360314


You can also contact the TUSLA OFFICE Child & Family Agency dedicated contact point at 087 3981713  


If you have a concern about a vulnerable adult you can contact the HSE  (Vulnerable Adults) at 1850 241850.



Other useful contact details:


TOWARDS HEALING is a support service funded by the Catholic church for survivors of institutional, clerical and religious abuse and provides counselling and helpline support.   Freefone 1800 303416


TOWARDS PEACE is a spiritual support service for survivors of physical, emotional, sexual and spiritual abuse. Phone no: +353 1 5053082 or

+353 86 771 0533


Rathfarnham Garda Station 01 6666500


If you would like to download policy documents from the Diocesan Child Safeguarding and Protection Service please click here   For further resources from the CSPS please click here




To view a copy of the Child Safeguarding & Protection Service newsletter September 2023 please click here