Child Protection

The Parish of Kilmacud values and encourages the participation of children and young people in parish liturgies and parish activities in order to enhance their physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.

We recognise the dignity and rights of all children and are committed to ensuring their protection from all forms of abuse. This commitment is binding on all priests, employees and volunteers who work in our parish. It extends to all the many and varied ways that children share in the life of the Church in our parish.

The Parish Pastoral Council has published Child Protection Guidelines, which is posted on the notice boards of the Church.

Kilmacud Parish Safeguarding Representatives are:

  • Paula Smith
  • Laurie Mannix
  • Sheila Behan

Paula, Laurie and Sheila are contactable through the Parish Office, Parish Centre or Sacristy.

Click here for Best Practice in Working with Children.

Click here to view the Code of Behaviour for Adults in Kilmacud Parish.

Click here to view the Child Safeguarding Statement for Kilmacud Parish.

Click here to view Kilmacud Parish’s Child Safeguarding & Protection Policy.

Diocesan Child Protection Service

Diocesan Safeguarding Officer for Vulnerable Adults
Loraine Byrne
Loraine can be contacted on: 01 8360314 or by email: loraine.byrne@

Diocesan Designated Person for Child Protection in the Archdiocese of Dublin
Andrew Fagan

1800 666 666
01 771 8500
116 123
01 676 7960

(Browsing from a mobile? Tap the number to call.)

Diocesan Resources

1. Handbook for Parish Clergy 2017

2.Parish Safeguarding Representative Handbook 2018

3.Safeguarding Handbook for Parish Staff and Volunteers 2021

Guidance around using the Seesaw online platform to engage with young children, especially for sacramental preparation. 
Seesaw guidance

Additional resources can be accessed from the website of the Child Safeguarding and Protection Service of the Archdiocese of Dublin