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 pdf of our Safeguarding Handbook (Child Protection and Vulnerable Adult Policy) may be viewed here. This Handbook will be reviewed at least annually and will continue to reflect best practice and any changes in pertinent legislation as they occur. As a member of the Church of Ireland, we also follow the policies and procedures of the Church of Ireland, Safeguarding Trust, a PDF of which can be found here.
If you have a general enquiry or any concern relating to safeguarding at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral please click here to email Esther Lycett, Designated Liaison Person, or call 01 453 6764. 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.