The Safeguarding Children’s office is continuing it’s work during Covid-19 restrictions. We are available to talk to you over the phone or via email to continue to offer advice, access to information and support. Please so do not hesitate to contact us on 051 874199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Tusla: Tusla, Child & Family Agency: 051-842827
The Gardaí: 051-305300.
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.
These forms should be used for paid staff – 1.1A(3) and 1.1A(2)