The Parish of Ennis is part of the Catholic Diocese of Killaloe.
We all share the responsibility for ensuing that our children and vulnerable adults experience an environment where they are respected and loved and are free from the danger of any form of abuse. Where children and vulnerable adults are involved in Church related activities, the Diocese takes its responsibilities seriously. Our parish is guided by and audited by the Safeguarding Children Service of the Diocese of Killaloe.
If you have a safeguarding concern and wish to report it directly to the statutory authorities, the contact details are as follows:
Killaloe Diocese Office
Westbourne, Cusack Rd., Ennis
Tel 065 6828638
Fax: 065 6842538
An Garda Siochana
Serious Crime Management Unit
Tel: 01 666 3445
Director of Safeguarding
Designated Liaison Person (DLP)
National Church Policy
All the constituents’ parts of the Catholic Church in Ireland have one whole-church policy on safeguarding. It is the policy that guides our diocese and our parish in its safeguarding practices. You can download it: https://www.killaloediocese.ie/safeguarding/
The Parish of Ennis has a team of local Safeguarding Representatives who have an important role in ensuring our parish’s compliance with the safeguarding policy. The members are volunteer parishioners who have undertaken training by the Diocesan Safeguarding Service. They are available to advise group and activity leaders and monitor parish activities that involve children.
- The Parish Safeguarding Representatives in your Parish are:
- Angela Mc Mahon – St. Joseph’s & the Friary
- Ann O’Hanlon Christ the King, Cloughleigh
- Marion Coughlan, Cathedral
It is the policy of the Diocese and of our parish to have people who will have a direct involvement with children or vulnerable adults in our parish vetted by the National Vetting Bureau.