Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults

Diocese of Ossory

As a constitute 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 is 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. The Diocese of Ossory is also committed to providing a safe environment for adults who may be vulnerable.

Download our Child Protection policy documents below.


Diocesan Safeguarding Personnel

Ms Kathleen Sherry
Director of Safeguarding
Designated Liaison Person

Phone: 085 8021633


Mr Cathal Cullen
Deputy Designated Liaison Person

Phone:  087 100 0232


Ms Rose Brophy
Deputy Designated Liaison Person
Phone:  087 331 4330

Vetting Administrator
Sr Ena Kennedy
Tel 087 1953 850

Parish Safeguarding Representatives


Ms Mary Griffin, Mr Jerry Hughes


Ms Mary Kenny, Ms Catherine Manning