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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.

The Cathedral’s Child Safeguarding & Protection Policy can be downloaded here: Saint Patrick’s Child Protection Policy


Designated Liaison Person

If you have a general enquiry or any concern relating to the welfare of any member of our community at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, please contact the Designated Liaison Person.

Clark Brydon (Education Officer & Designated Liaison Person)Clark Brydon (Education Officer) is currently the Acting Designated Liaison Person for Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, during the Community Officer vacancy.

For safeguarding matters, Clark can be contacted confidentially by email at safeguarding@stpatrickscathedral.ie or by phone on +353 (0) 86 103 0931.

If you recognise an urgent safeguarding concern, in which a child or vulnerable adult is in danger, Tusla Child and Family Agency can be contacted on +353 (0)1 856 6856. In an emergency or threat to life, contact An Garda Síochána on 999.