Safeguarding - Ireland

Child Safeguarding Policy statement of the Constituent Members of the Catholic Church in Ireland


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 which supports their best interests and prevents abuse.

Details of Personnel to Contact if you are Concerned about the Welfare and Safety of Children/Vulnerable Person

If you have a safeguarding concern, or wish to report an allegation directly related to St Patrick's Missionary Society, please contact our Designated Liaison Person:

Sandra Neville

Mobile: 087 9844779 or  email:


Or you can report your concern directly to:

TUSLA (Child and Family Agency) – Tel: 076 695 5400

HIQA Chief Inspector (Vulnerable Persons) – Tel: 021 240 9300

An Garda Síochána, Reporting Helpline – Tel: 1800 555 222

Safeguarding - Scotland

Please follow the links below for information on Safeguarding in Scotland.

Safeguarding - East Africa

Please follow the links below for information on Safeguarding in East Africa.

Recent Safeguarding events:

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