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 new Church Personnel (staff/volunteers).
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)
Towards Healing Leaflet page one click HERE
Towards Healing Leaflet page two click HERE