All required forms for Parishes can be found below in the blue folder document.
For the procedures to implement the child safeguarding Policy, the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore follow the guidance of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland available at www.safeguarding.ie/index.php/guidance
Diocesan Safeguarding Contact Details:
If you have a child safeguarding concern or wish to report an allegation, please contact one of the following:
The Designated Officers for the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore are:
Fr. John Harris Tel : 087-9661959
Ms. Ann Howard Tel: 087-2166789
Tusla: Tusla, Child & Family Agency: 051-842827
The Gardaí: 051-305300.
Other Support Services available:
Please click on Contact Details – Statutory for support numbers and information.
Please click on Safeguarding Newsletter 2017 to read updates that were distributed to all parishes on our designated Safeguarding Sunday in the Diocese – 5th February ’17.
Forms & resources and listed below.
Please click on the four forms listed below to be completed by all Church Personnel (staff/volunteers).
Form 1.1A(6) – Volunteer Declaration Form.
This form should be completed in respect of all volunteers in the parish. The requesting of two references and checking with the referees is no longer a general requirement however, if the role involves working with children/vulnerable adults and if the person named on the form is not known to the Priest(s)/a member of the Parish Safeguarding Personnel, the names and contact details of two people who are not relatives of the volunteer should be provided for references purposes and a check conducted with the referees concerned.