Safeguarding 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.

Contact Personnel

Contact Details: 
Parish Office Number: 01 538 2542

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
Diocesan Offices, Clonliffe College: 01 837 9253

Dublin South East:  01 2155758

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

Principal Area Social Worker

Child Safeguarding in The Dublin Diocese

You can read the Revised 2023 Child Safeguarding Policy for the Archdiocese of Dublin which comprise Policies, Procedures and Good Practice Guidelines by clicking on the image below.

















Safeguarding Policies

Our safeguarding policies are reviewed regularly and updated as necessary.  The key policy documents comprise:

01-Safeguarding Handbook for Parish Staff and Volunteers-Revised 2023

02-Safeguarding Handbook for Parish Representative

03-Safeguarding Handbook for Parish-Clergy


05-Diocesan Adult-Volunteer-Application-Form

06-Code of Behaviour for Children and Young People

07-Anti Bullying Policy-Rev21

08-Diocesan Parental-Child-Medical-Consent-Form

09-Diocesan Incident-Accident-Report-Form

10-Diocesan Guidelines on the use of InformationTechnology



13-Diocesan Youth-Zoom-Consent-Form