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Safeguarding


Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is committed to ensuring it provides a safe, caring and supportive environment for all. We want all our visitors to feel that their value and dignity is respected. We especially recognise that our work with children, young people and vulnerable adults is the responsibility of the whole Cathedral community and the Dean and Chapter take seriously their responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of all those entrusted to the Cathedral’s care.

We carefully select, supervise and train all those with any responsibility within the Cathedral. Our staff and volunteers who work with children and vulnerable adults, are provided with regular safeguarding training and support. We act in an open, transparent and accountable way.

We use policies which follow current legislation, guidance and recognised good practice. Our policies and procedures are specifically tailored to those who participate in the events, services or activities which we provide here. A PDF of the Cathedral’s Child Protection Policy can be found here Saint Patricks Child Protection Policy

If you have a general enquiry or any concern relating to safeguarding at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral please email the Designated Liaison Person, Kelley Bermingham at (safeguarding@stpatrickscathedral.ie)  or call 086 103 0931. If you recognise a safeguarding emergency, in which a child or vulnerable adult is in danger, Tusla Child and Family Agency can be contacted on 01 856 6856.