Safeguarding Children Policy

The Parish of St. Pauls & Butlerstown values and encourages the participation of children and young people in parish liturgies and activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, social and intellectual development, and will work in a partnership way with parents at all times.

The Gospel of Christ invites us to cherish and affirm each child as a gift from God with an inherent right to dignity of life and bodily integrity which shall be respected, nurtured and protected by all. Everyone in the Church has an obligation to ensure that the fundamental rights of children are respected.

In keeping with this we in this parish undertake to do all in our power to create safe environments where the welfare of children and young people is paramount.

This duty of care extends to all the many and varied ways that children share in the life of the Church in our parish and diocese.

Diocesan Safeguarding Contact Details:

If you have a child safeguarding concern or wish to report an allegation, please contact one of the following:

  • Tusla: Tusla, Child & Family Agency: 051-842827
  • The Gardaí: 051 – 305300  /   Garda National Protective Services Bureau:  01-6663430 / 01-6663435
  • The Designated Liaison Person (DLP) for the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore is Fr. John Harris: 087-9661959


As required of all church personnel in this diocese, we will adhere to the latest edition of Waterford & Lismore Diocese: ‘Child Safeguarding Statement’.

Click here to view the diocese child safeguarding information.