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Safeguarding Children

The Diocese of Galway, Kilfenora & Kilmacduagh is committed to best practice in the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, particularly when involved in Church related activities. It is our aim to safeguard, respect and value the dignity and well-being of every child, young person and vulnerable adult involved in church-related activities.

Garda Vetting

E-Vetting Invitation Form (NVB 1) and Guidelines

Parent/Guardian Consent Form (NVB 3)

Proof of Identity Checklist

Additional Guidance on Vetting (Western Province)

Western Diocese Vetting Office
Galway Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Arus de Brun, Newtownsmith, Galway
Phone +353-(0)91-575051
wpvs@eircom.net

Director of Safeguarding

Mr Kevin Duffy

Diocesan Pastoral Centre, 
Newtownsmith, Galway
+353-87-6141736
+353-91-575053/565066
duffykf57@gmail.com

Safeguarding Office

Diocesan Pastoral Centre, 
Árus de Brún, 
Newtownsmith
, Galway
+353-091-575051
galwaydiocesecpo@eircom.net

Office Hours
: Monday-Friday
 10:00 to 13:00

Administrator
: Ms. Ita O'Mahony
Trainers
: Fr Michael Brennan
; Sr Aileen Murphy
Diocesan Designated Persons: 
Mr Kevin Duffy; 
Mrs Eileen Kelly (contact details below)

CHILD PROTECTION COMMITTEE

Phone: +353 (0)91 575051
Email: galwaydiocesecpo@eircom.net

Child Protection Policy

The Diocesan policy, Safeguarding children and young people, is available to download:

Safeguarding Children and Young People

Guidelines for parishes on webcasting and cctv usage-download here

Guidelines for parishes on Mobile Phones, Electronic Communication & Photography Policy - download here

Have you a concern?

If you have a concern in relation to safeguarding of children, please contact one of our Diocesan Designated Persons, the HSE or the Gardaí:

Mr Kevin Duffy

Diocesan Pastoral Centre, 
Newtownsmyth, Galway
+353-87-6141736 

Mrs Eileen Kelly

Diocesan Pastoral Centre, 
Newtownsmyth, 
Galway
+353-85-1112660

HSE Galway
+353-91-546366

HSE Clare

+353-65-6863935

094-9042283 in Co. Mayo

Your local Garda Station

Emergency Services
: dial 999 or 112

"TOWARDS HEALING” A counselling and support service for survivors of abuse by clergy.
Helpline can be called on Freefone 1800 - 303416.
http://www.towardshealing.ie

"TOWARDS PEACE" A spiritual support for survivors of abuse.
Phone (01)5053028 or (086) 7710533
Email towardspeace@iecon.ie
http://www.towardspeace.ie

Forms

  1. Application form for work in church-related activities
  2. Declaration of workers in church-related activities
  3. Diocesan safeguarding policy sign-up form
  4. Group activity application form and consent form
  5. Specific event or activity consent form
  6. Accident or incident report form
  7. General complaints form
  8. Form for recording disclosures or concerns about abuse