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Diocese of GalwayKilmacduagh & Kilfenora

Deoise na GaillimheChill Mac Duach & Chill Fhionnúrach


Welcome to the Safeguarding section of our diocesan website. 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.

The drop-down menus will guide you through all the relevant information concerning safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.

We appreciate all feedback (from clergy, staff, volunteers, parents or young people) and any feedback is evaluated in our annual review of policies and procedures. To give feedback or for any other safeguarding information, please contact:

Kevin Duffy, Director of Safeguarding
Diocesan Pastoral Outreach Centre
Árus de Brún, Newtownsmith, Galway
T. +353 (0)87 614 1736
T. +353 (0)91 575053 / 565066

Child Safeguarding Policy Statement

As a constituent 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 as 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.

Download Safeguarding Policy for church noticeboards in English here.
Download Safeguarding Policy for church noticeboards in Irish here.  

Please see complete safeguarding statement here.

Safeguarding statement poster

Safeguarding Policy Statement (Gaeilge)