Child Safeguarding Policy

We in St. Patrick’s Parish value and encourage the participation of children and young people in parish liturgies and in activities that enhance their spiritual, social and emotional development. We recognise the dignity and rights of all children and are committed to their protection and support.

In keeping with this we will work to do all in our power to create safe environments for children and young people in order to secure their protection and enable their full participation in the life of the Church.

Child Safeguarding and Protection

The Archdiocese of Dublin document Child Safeguarding and Protection, Policies and Procedures are available online at

The Child and Family Agency, Tusla, have their guide for Child Safeguarding Policy, Procedure and Practice available at

Concerns Regarding the Safety of a Child

If you have any concerns regarding the safety of a child, or vulnerable adult, please act now and contact one of the following Child Protection Offices:

  • Archdiocese of Dublin Safeguarding and Child Protection Office
    Designated person for the Archdiocese of Dublin
    Andrew Fagan, Director of Safeguarding and Child Protection Services
    01 836 0314
  • Skerries Parish Child Safeguarding Representatives;
    Fr. Melvyn Mullins P.P. – 085 232 0479
  • Tusla – 01 771 8500
  • HSE Social Services – 01 816 4200
  • Garda Skerries – 01 849 1211
  • Emergency Numbers – 999 or 112