Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults

Published on March 4, 2022

The National Board for the Safeguarding of Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (the National Board) will be commencing their review of safeguarding practice in the Diocese of Ossory on March 21st. This review is to assess the safeguarding practice in the Diocese of Ossory against the Catholic Church in Ireland’s current standards as detailed in Safeguarding Children – Policy and Standards for the Catholic Church in Ireland 2016.

The diocese was last reviewed in 2013 and this report was published on the diocesan website and is still available to view there in the safeguarding section.

If you would like to know more about safeguarding in your parish please speak with your Local Safeguarding Representatives or look at the Safeguarding section on If you ever wish to report a child or vulnerable adult safeguarding concern, please contact any of the below.

Diocesan Designated Liaison Person (DLP)

Ms. Kathleen Sherry 085 802 1633


Deputy Designated Liaison Person’s

Ms. Rose Brophy 087 331 4330

Mr. Cathal Cullen 056 7762448 (Diocesan Office)

Garda National Protective Services Bureau

 01 6663430/35                         1800 555 222

Tusla Child & Family Agency 

Kilkenny & Carlow area – 052 617 7302 

Laois & Offaly – 044 935 3997

Waterford – 053 9198201

HSE Safeguarding and Protection teams (for Vulnerable Adults)

Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford, South Tipperary:  056 7784325

Laois, Offaly: 01 6914632