Raphoe Safeguarding Children Office

Contact Details: Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cathedral Square, Letterkenny, Co Donegal

Tel: 074 912 5669 Email: raphoesafeguarding@gmail.com

Policy Statement

The Diocese of Raphoe 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 Diocese recognises each child as a gift from God, and values and encourages the participation of all 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, development in a safe and caring environment that supports their best interests and prevents abuse.


Contact Details

If you have been abused in the past or have a concern about the welfare and safety of a child, please contact:

Designated Liaison Person, Margaret Northage:  086 2183011

or alternatively you can go directly to the Gardaí or Túsla who are the Child & Family Agency.

Gardaí National Protective Services Bureau:  01 6663430 or 01 6663435

Letterkenny Garda Station:  074 91 67100

Túsla – Child and Family Agency:  074 91 23672 / 074 91 23770

The following counselling & support services are available:

Towards Healing – is an independent organisation providing free professional counselling and support for people who have suffered clerical abuse.  Free counselling is also available for spouse/partner.  The service is offered in a safe and respectful manner and is appropriate to the person’s needs.  Freephone 1800 303 416

CARI (Children at Risk in Ireland) : Lo Call 1890 92 4567, they provide a professional, child centered therapy and counselling service to children, families, and groups who have been affected by child sexual abuse.

Rape Crisis Centre: 1800 77 8888  Samaritans:  116 123  One in Four:  01 66 24070



Download Safeguarding Information

Safeguarding Children Policy and Standards for the Catholic Church in Ireland
Safeguarding Adults who may be at Risk
Child Safeguarding Statement Diocese of Raphoe - Children First 2015 Act
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Child Protection and Welfare Report Form
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Retrospective Abuse Report Form
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Safeguarding Policy Statement - English
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Safeguarding Policy Statement - Gaeilge
Safeguarding Policy Statement - Polish
Anti-Bullying Policy
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Whistle Blowing Policy
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Annual Report for 2017 and 2018
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Annual Report for 2015 - 2016
Annual Report for 2014
Children's Liturgy Poster
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Children's Choir Poster
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Altar Servers' Poster
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