Child Safeguarding Policy

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.

If anyone has a child protection concern or wishes to report an allegation of child abuse directly to the Dominican Sisters, please contact the

Designated Person  – Sr. Elizabeth Ferguson OP
Mary Bellew House, Dominican Campus, Cabra, Dublin D07Y2E7
Tel: +353 (0)85 236 5044 or email:

Deputy Designated Person  Sr. Edel Murphy
Tel: +353 (0)1 231 1383

This applies in particular to a concern or allegation in relation to any Dominican Sister.

Other Phone Numbers

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Investigation Unit
National Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Garda Headquarters, Harcourt Square, Dublin 2.
Tel: +353 (0)1 666 3430

Child Abuse Investigation Unit
48 Queen St, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh.
Tel: +353 (0)46 6632 1562

Health services– National Office:
Tusla – Child and Family Agency
Floors 2-5, Brunel Building, Heuston South Quarter, Dublin 8.
Tel: 01- 7718500

Download – Child Safeguarding Policy PDF
Download – Child Safeguarding Contact Details PDF
Download – Child Safeguarding Statement PDF