Child Safeguarding and Protection Service

For the procedures to implement the Child Safeguarding Policy, Newman University Church and the Notre Dame Newman Centre for Faith and Reason follows the guidance of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland available here.

Designated Liaison Person 

Sheila Groome and James Aherne:

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

Your ParishSafeguarding Representatives, Sheila Groom and James Aherne, are contactable through the parish office.

If you have a concern about child abuse, please contact either:

Diocesan Child Safeguarding & Protection Service (CSPS)

Designated Liaison Person, Mr. Andrew Fagan, Director, Child Safeguarding and Protection Service, Holy Cross Diocesan Center, Clonliffe College, Dublin 3, Tel. 01-8350314, (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00)

Deputy Designated Liaison Person, Ms. Julie McCullough, Child Protection Pfficer, Child Safeguarding and Protection Service, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe College, Dublin 3, Tel. 01-8360314 (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00)


Office of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCI)

Phone: 01 505 3124



An Garda Síochána

Sexual Crime Management Unity

Harcourt Square

Harcourt Street

Dublin 2

Phone 01 666 3474/75/45/38



Tuslá - The Child and Family Agency


Independent and confidential helplines:

Towards Healing

Freephone: 1800-303416 Ireland

0800-0963318 UK



One in Four

Phone: 01-662 4070 Website:


Towards Peace

Spiritual Support Service

Phone 01 505 3028. Email:  Website:


Rape Crisis Centre

Phone 1800 77 88 88. National 24 Hour Helpline. Website


Relevant Documents

Data Privacy Notice (2022)

Policy on use of IT and Digital Media (2022)

Child Safeguarding Statement (2020)

Diocesan Safeguarding Document (2018)

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (2019)

More Policy Documents for the Archdiocese of Dublin can be found here