Reporting a Concern

Reporting a Safeguarding Concern

If you find yourself with a suspicion, knowledge or concern that child abuse is happening, or if you hear an allegation or disclosure about child abuse, there are a few ways to report it. 

If the allegation or concern is about a member of church personnel (someone who works or volunteers for the Church) please contact one of our Diocesan Designated Liaison Persons (DLPs).

Mrs Mary Trench: 097 931 5823
Fr Francis Mitchell: 087 407 0206

The Designated Liaison Person will respond promptly and will liaise with Tusla, An Garda Síochána and the relevant church authorities.

If the allegation or concern is about non-church personnel (someone who does not work or volunteer for the Church) please contact Tusla and An Garda Síochána.

If you are unsure who to talk to, you may of course consult with either of the DLPs listed above (anonymously if you wish) for advice on what procedure to follow. 

For more detailed information on reporting click here.

Contact Details

Tusla Social Work Department
Galway/Roscommon 091-546366
Mayo 094-9042030

Gardaí Freephone Confidential
Helpline 1800 555222

For further information on Safeguarding in the Archdiocese contact:
Maureen Walsh 093 70434 / 086 834 5585