General Safeguarding Info

Safeguarding Policy Statement in the Diocese of Derry

As a constituent member of the Catholic Church in Ireland, we recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of all children, are committted 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.


About Us:

Safeguarding Coordinator:

Mrs Paula Cunningham

Safeguarding Office, Diocesan Pastoral Centre, 164 Bishop Street , Derry 

tel :- 02871 362475

Email :- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Committee Membership:

Kathleen Bradley ( chair), Nicki Fallon, Angela McIntyre, , Pat Armstrong, Very Rev John McDevitt, Mrs Frances Hawkins, Mrs Oonagh Robinson, Dr Anne Doherty, Mr Charlie O'Donnell, Mr Leo McCloskey.


Designated Liaison Person :

Noel O'Donnell (0044) 7596500793


Dep. Designated Liaison Person:

Celine McKenna (0044) 7707311358


Diocesan Trainers:

Child Safeguarding trainer --  training of individual in progress

Adult Safeguarding Trainer - Mrs Paula Cunningham 


This section of the website is under review -- if you  have any safeguarding concern contact  Either of the Designated Liaison persons or if your need advice re policies and procedures contact Paula Cunningham 


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