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(s) are:               Anne-Marie Casey

                                                                                              Margaret Ahearne


They are contactable through the Parish Office:  01 7979153

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,

             Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe College, Dublin3 Tel. 01-8360314

             (Mon–Fri: 09:00 – 17:00)

  • Deputy Liaison Person

Ms. Deirdre Donnelly, Safeguarding & Support Officer,

Child Safeguarding & Protection Service

             Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe College, Dublin3 Tel. 01-8360314

             (Mon–Fri: 09:00 – 17:00)


Local Tusla Office:      Dublin North Central, Ballymun 01-8467000


Local Garda Station:  Mountjoy 01-6668600


HSE (Vulnerable Adults)    1850 24 1850 or at

If you would like to access the full Safeguarding Policy Statement of the Archdiocese of Dublin you can download it from

The following link opens a document setting out the policy on safeguarding children and provides useful support information:

Safeguarding Children – Support and Contacts

See also the following information resources: