Child Safeguarding

Child Safeguarding Practice in the
Archdiocese of Dublin and the parish of Mary Immaculate.

In keeping with its commitment to best practice in safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, the Archdiocese of Dublin continues to ensure that its policy and procedures for the Garda Vetting of staff and volunteers in parishes throughout the Diocese are adhered to.

It is now Diocesan policy that all parish volunteers should have Garda Clearance, and a special office has been set up in the Archbishop’s house to assist parishes with this procedure. The Archbishop, parish clergy, members of the parish councils and all who help out in any capacity in the activities in the parish are now requested to complete a Garda Vetting form.

It is important that we create an environment for our children which facilitates involvement in liturgy and parish activities and encourages their faith life and development.
All children and young people involved in church activities in the diocese of Dublin will be treated with respect and dignity by those adults who run the activities and by the other children who participate in them. It is not permissible to discriminate against any child or young person on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, culture, disability,sexuality or political views.
Bullying, defined as repeated acts of physical, verbal or psychological aggression, is not acceptable and those who run activities involving children must take steps to ensure that the risk of bullying is minimised.

All relevant forms are available below.

There is one person responsible for Garda Vetting in the Archbishop’s house who liaises directly with the Garda Vetting office. All information received will be treated with the utmost sensitivity and confidentiality.


Child Safeguarding and Best Practice in the parish of
Mary Immaculate, Inchicore

There are two Child Safeguarding Representatives in Mary Immaculate Parish. They are:
Mary Flood and Kitty Looney   087 – 313 5160 (2015)

Child Safeguarding in the Archdiocese of Dublin – Strategic Plan 2013-2016

Child Safeguarding – Dublin Diocese – additional guidance 2014

Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures (PDF)

Adult Volunteer Declaration Form(PDF)

Adult Volunteer Application Form(PDF)

Child Safeguarding Training Record (PDF)

Travelling Permission (PDF)

Useful Numbers

Mary Immaculate Parish Child Safeguarding Representatives 087 3135160
Dublin Diocese Child Safeguarding Office 01 8360314
Diocesan Director of Child Safeguarding 01 8842590 email:
Kilmainham Garda Station 01 6669700
Tusla – 01 771 8500
Faoiseamh Counselling Service for Victims of Clerical Abuse: 1800 331234
Childline 1800 666666

(page updated July 2015)