Safeguarding Children

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    

All required forms for Parishes can be found below in the blue folder document.  

Safeguarding Policies and Procedures (White Folder)

Safeguarding Children Procedures & Forms (Blue Folder)

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

Child Safeguarding Statement Diocese of Waterford and Lismore 2018

Safeguarding Children Policy Standards 2016 NBSCCCI

Safeguarding Newsletter 2020

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.


Safeguarding Poster 2018

Towards Peace Information Leaflet

Towards Healing Information Leaflet

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.   


Agreement Form 5.1A(1) and Confideltiality Form 1.1A(5) – these two forms are now amalgamated for ease of administration

These forms should be used for paid staff – 1.1A(3) and 1.1A(2)

Form 1.1A(3) Declaration Form

Form 1.1A(2) Application Form

Interim Garda Vetting Policy 2020

Vetting Form and Guidelines 2020 

Vetting Invitation form for Adults

E-Vetting Invitation for Minors

Interim Vulnerable Adults Policy

Church Steward Volunteer Form

Adult Safeguarding Policy 2021

Youth Ministry Social Media Policy Waterford & Lismore

Zoom Policy Waterford & Lismore