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 www.safeguarding.ie/index.php/guidance

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

Interim Vulnerable Adults Policy

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 Confidentiality Form 1.1A(5) These two forms have now been amalgamated for ease of administration.