Safeguarding in Ireland

The Jesuits in Ireland are fully committed to providing safe spaces and ensuring safe relationships for the children and adults to whom we minister.

Links to our key documents are provided below:

  1. National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) Report on Society of Jesus, 2015
  2. Jesuit Response to NBSCCCI Report: Implementing Guidelines
  3. Child Safeguarding Statement
  4. Safeguarding Policy of Catholic Church in Ireland
  5. Jesuit Children Safeguarding Procedures
  6. Interim Complaint Framework – For complaints relating to ministry with adults
  7. Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

The office is coordinated by the Designated Liaison Person, Ms. Saoirse Fox [email protected] 01-4987333 or 086 3441707

The Jesuit Safeguarding Office promotes the safe care of children involved in Jesuit activities by:

  • Developing good practice in our ministry with children;
  • Providing safeguarding training for members, employees and volunteers;
  • Ensuring that all members in active ministry and employees and volunteers working with children have undergone Garda vetting and a safe recruitment process;
  • Dealing with complaints and concerns about child protection matters, reporting to the civil authorities, and advising the Provincial on any protective measures necessary to protect children from abuse.





Review of Child Safeguarding Practice in the Society of Jesus by The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI)






Safeguarding children: Implementing guidelines – Jesuit response to NSBCCCI Report, 2015







Child Safeguarding Statement of Irish Jesuits, 2018







Safeguarding Policy of Catholic Church in Ireland







Jesuit Child Safeguarding Procedures







Complaint procedure (not relating to children)







Safeguarding adults at risk of abuse: Guidance







DLP Saoirse Fox   [email protected] 01-4987333 / 086-3441707
Socius   [email protected]   01-4987333


Police – (An Garda Siochána) Dedicated Freephone for the reporting of child sexual abuse: 1800 555 222

Túsla – Statutory child protection service

National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland


Towards Healing – independent organisation providing professional support for people who have experienced institutional, clerical or religious abuse in Irelan

Towards Peace – Spiritual support for survivors of abuse by Catholic Church personnel in Ireland

One in Four – Support service for survivors of sexual abuse


Rape Crisis Centre


For Safeguarding Overseas visit our Human Rights page