Child Safeguarding Policy

Bohernabreena Parish

Child Safeguarding Policy Statement

Child Safeguarding Policy Statement

We in the Parish of Bohernabreena value and encourage the participation of children and young people in parish liturgies and in activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development. We recognise the dignity and rights of all children and are committed to their protection and support.

In keeping with this we will work to do all in our power to create safe environments for children and young people in order to secure their protection and enable their full participation in the life of the church.

The Safeguarding Children policy document, along with other documents and requirements for parish staff and volunteers are available to download at the Archdiocese of Dublin Child Safeguarding and Protection Services website at Please see links below to download Child Protection Policy and Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults Policy 2019 documents.

The designated person for the Dublin Archdiocese is Andrew Fagan, Director of the Child Safeguarding and Protection Service. The service may be contacted on 01-8360314. Their website address is


All child protection concerns must be reported to the Designated Person indicated below. The Child Protection Service is located at Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe College, Dublin

St Anne's Church: Deirdre Lee 087 2879025

Ann Thornton 085 8019681

Holy Rosary Church: Deirdre Edwards 085 7261787

Key Contact Numbers:

The Designated Person:

Andrew Fagan 01 8360314

HSE local Duty Social Worker: 01 4520666

Tallaght Garda Station: 01 6666000

Rathfarnham Garda Station 01 6666500

Other Useful Contacts:

Duty Social Worker of Child & Family Agency, Tusla 01 4150533

Towards Healing Freephone 1800-313416

Alone 0818 222024

SeniorLine 1800 804591

Pieta House 1800 247247