Safeguarding Policy of the Catholic Church in Ireland

As a constituent member of the Catholic Church in Ireland we recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of all children and are committed to ensuring their safety and wellbeing, 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, volunteers and any other Church personnel) have a responsibility to safeguard children through promoting their welfare, health and development in a safe and caring environment which supports their best interests and prevents abuse.

Fr Michael McGoldrick, OCD

Review of Safeguarding Practice in the The Irish Region of the Anglo Irish Province of the Discalced Carmelite Friars  (OCD) undertaken by The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI)  NBSCCCI Review report >>> here.

Statement of Discalced Carmelites in response to the NBSCCCI audit

Discalced Carmelites - Implementation of Audit Recommendations >>> here

If you have concerns about the safeguarding of children or vulnerable adults regarding a Discalced Carmelite priest or brother please contact:

The Designated Officer for the Order of Discalced Carmelites in Ireland: 
Mr Tom O’Donnell: + 353 (0) 87 268 7209
The Deputy Designated Officer for the OCD: 
Fr Vincent O’Hara, OCD:  + 353 (0) 8767 56850
Other Contact Details:
The Safeguarding Coordinator for Training for the OCD is:
Sr Elizabeth Manning RSM: + 353 (0) 87 329 1928 
The Provincial of the Anglo-Irish Province is:
Fr Michael McGoldrick, OCD: +353 (0) 874168330
Central Clerical Reporting Office, 2nd Floor, Unit 4/5 Nexus Building,
Blanchardstown Corporate Park, Ballycoolin, Dublin 15
Tel: 01 8976888
Department of Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland
Derry Gateway Office - Whitehill, 106 Irish Street, Derry, BT47 Tel:  028 7131 4090
An Garda Siochána - Ireland 
Sexual Assault Unit, Harcourt Square, Dublin 2: 01 666 3435.
Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) 
81A Strand Road, Derry, BT48 7AA
Tel 101     E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NSBCCCI) 
New House, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
Tel: 01-5053124; Fax: 01-5053026