St. Patrick's Parish


Diocese of Dublin


Safeguarding Trust

It is the policy of the Church of Ireland to set standards for the welfare of all children sharing in its ministry with a view to protecting them from physical, sexual and emotional harm. Safeguarding Trust is the Church of Ireland Code of Good Practice for Ministry with Children. It was first published in 1997 and the latest (4th) edition is available at


Safeguarding Trust is designed to:

– create a safe environment which will promote healthy and fulfilling participation of children and young people in educational and recreational activities and minimise the possibility of harm, either deliberate or accidental

– encourage safe practices for those who work with children

– show the appropriate responses and procedures in the event of abuse taking place

– safeguard those who work with children from the consequences of unfounded accusations.


It is important that members of our community are aware of Safeguarding Trust and the necessity for it to be implemented in the parish.


In each Parish there is a panel of at least three people (“the panel”) trained to implement Safeguarding Trust.


The members of the parish panel are:

Rev. Bruce Hayes (01) 280 3369

Noreen Farrer (087) 6709493

John Ryan (086) 170 3230


The duty social worker or child care manager may be contacted at the local HSE Child and Family Services offices (local health office).

Address: Social Work Department, Our Lady’s Clinic, Patrick St.,

Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

Tel. (01) 6637300