Safeguarding Children

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
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 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.

Interim Garda Vetting Policy 2020

Vetting Form and Guidelines 2020 

Garda Vetting Policy 2020