Safeguarding Children

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

Safeguarding Children Policy & 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 Newsletter 2019

Safeguarding Newsletter 2018

Safeguarding Children Policy Standards 2016 NBSCCCI

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 new Church Personnel (staff/volunteers).

Vetting Invitation form for Adults
Vetting Invitation form for Minors
Online User Guide

Recruitment Selection Checklist Form 1.1A(1)
Application Form 1.1A(2)
Declaration Form 1.1A(3)
Character & Personal Reference Request Form 1.1A(4)
Confidentiality Declaration Form 1.1A(5)
Declaration Form of Good Standing Form 1.1C(2)

Induction Agreement Form

Interim Vulnerable Adults Policy

Safeguarding Poster 2018

Towards Peace Information Leaflet

Towards Healing Information Leaflet