Child Safeguarding Policy Statement

As a constituent member of the Catholic Church in Ireland, we recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of all children, are committed to ensuring their safety and well-being and will work in partnership with parents/ guardians to do this. We recognise each child as a gift from God and we value and encourage the participation of children in all activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.

All Church 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.

Your Parish Safeguarding Representatives

Claire Hearty and Rosemarie Gannon

are contactable through the Parish Office. 01 490 5284

If you have a concern about child abuse, please contact either:

Diocesan Child Safeguarding & Protection Service (CSPS)

  • Designated Liaison Person

             Mr. Andrew Fagan, Director, Child Safeguarding & Protection Service,

             Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe College, Dublin3 Tel. 01-8360314

             (Mon–Fri: 09:00 – 17:00)


  • Deputy Liaison Person

Ms. Deirdre Donnelly, Safeguarding & Support Officer,

Child Safeguarding & Protection Service

             Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe College, Dublin3 Tel. 01-8360314

             (Mon–Fri: 09:00 – 17:00)


Tusla Office; Dublin South Central 01 795 5749   

Local Garda Station: Terenure 01 666 6400

HSE (Vulnerable Adults)    1850 24 1850 or at  mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you would like access the full Safeguarding Policy Statement of the Archdiocese of Dublin you can download it from

The following policies can be downloaded here:

Zoom Policy Sept 2020

Guidance for using Zoom to interact with families

Children's Code of Behaviour

Parish Anti-Bullying Policy

Child Safeguarding in the Archdiocese of Dublin: STATEMENT, REPORTING PROCEDURES AND GOOD PRACTICE GUIDELINES (2018)

Child Safeguarding Statement of the Archdiocese of Dublin (2018)

Vulnerable Adults Policy

Code of Conduct.

Safeguarding Children , Standards and Guidance Document for the Catholic Church in Ireland

New Procedures on Garda Vetting Requirements (30 June 2016)

Please read carefully the information before filling in the forms. Information on the new procedures


The following forms can be downloaded: 

Templeogue Parish General Complaints Form

Parent / Guardian and Young Person / Child Joint Consent Form - Children over age 12 - (Form revised February 2023 and amended September 2023)

Parent / Guardian and Child Joint Consent Form - Children under age 12 - (Form revised February 2023 and amended September 2023)

Code of Behaviour Form (for children) - (Form revised March 2023)

Volunteer Form - (Form revised February 2023)

Garda Invite Form   

Parental Consent Form for Vetting

Adult Declaration Form

Proof of Identity Documents Required.

Support Services Contact Details

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