Child Safeguarding Policy Statement

The Archdiocese of Dublin recognises and upholds the dignity and rights of all children, is committed to ensuring their safety and well-being 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 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 are:

  • Lesa Marsh
  • Cathal O’Sullivan

Both are contactable through the Parish Office – 01-848 0102

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. 01 836 0314 (Mon-Fri: 09:00 – 17:00)

Deputy Designated Liaison Person

Ms. Julie Mc Cullough, Child Protection Officer,
Child Safeguarding and Protection Service,
Holy Cross Diocesan Centre,
Clonliffe College,
Dublin 3.
Tel. 01 836 0314 (Mon-Fri: 09:00 – 17:00)

Or:

Tusla Office:

Cora Kelly
Central Clerical Reporting Office,
2nd Floor,
Unit 4.5 Nexus Building,
Blanshardstown Corporate Park,
Ballycoolin,
Dublin 15
Tel. 01 897 6888

Or:

Your Local Garda Station:

Coolock Garda Station
Tel. 01 666 4200

Garda National Protective Services Bureau,
Harcourt Street,
Dublin 2
Tel. 01 666 3435

Garda Confidential Freephone Number for reporting child sexual abuse.
Tel. 1800 555 222

Safeguarding Documents

Below are the safeguarding documents which are available for download.

Title
Safeguarding Guidelines for the use of web conferencing platforms with Parents/Guardians and children (12 years old or younger) (2020)
Safeguarding Guidelines for the use of web conferencing platforms with teenagers (2020)
Child Safeguarding Statement (2020)
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (2019)
Diocesan Safeguarding Document (2018)