Safeguarding Children Policy

The Archdiocese of Dublin recognises and upholds the dignity and rights of all children, is committed to ensuring their safety and well being and will work in partnership with parents / guardians to do this. The Archdiocese recognises each child as a gift from God, and values and encourages the participation of children in all activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development. All diocesan personnel (including clergy, religious, staff and volunteers) have a responsibility to safeguard children through promoting their welfare, health and development in a safe and caring environment that supports their best interests and prevents abuse.

We in St Patrick’s Parish, Monkstown, 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 recognize 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.

*Full Text available from Parish Office or can be downloaded here.


St. Patrick’s Parish

Parish Office Number: 01 538 2542

Parish Child Protection Representative: Alice O’Connell, 087 237 9841

Dublin Diocese

Child Protection Office: 01 836 0314
Director of Child Protection Service: Mr. Andrew Fagan, 01 884 2590
Training & Development Coordinator: Mr Garry Kehoe, 01 836 0314
Garda Vetting: Ms. Vivienne Knight, 01 836 0314
Diocesan Offices, Clonliffe College: 01 837 9253

Local Garda Siochana

Blackrock Garda Station: 01 666 5200
Dun Laoghaire Garda Station: 01 666 5000

Principal Area Social Worker

Blackrock: 01 288 2980
Dun Laoghaire: 01 280 8470