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The Jesuits in Ireland are fully committed to protecting and promoting the safe care of children involved in Jesuit activities.

The office is coordinated by the Safeguarding Manager, Ms. Saoirse Fox.

The Jesuit Safeguarding Office promotes the safe care of children involved in Jesuit activities by:

  • Developing good practice in our ministry with children;
  • Providing safeguarding training for members, employees and volunteers;
  • Ensuring that all members in active ministry and employees and volunteers working with children have undergone Garda vetting and a safe recruitment process;
  • Dealing with complaints and concerns about child protection matters, reporting to the civil authorities, and advising the Provincial on any protective measures necessary to protect children from abuse.

Read our Child Safeguarding Statement (2018)

View the Catholic Church in Ireland’s safeguarding policy








View our Child Safeguarding Procedures









DLP  Saoirse Fox 01-4987333
Socius 01-4987333


Police – (An Garda Siochána) Dedicated Freephone for the reporting of child sexual abuse: 1800 555 222

Túsla – Statutory child protection service

National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland


Towards Healing – independent organisation providing professional support for people who have experienced institutional, clerical or religious abuse in Ireland

Towards Peace – Spiritual support for survivors of abuse by Catholic Church personnel in Ireland

One in Four – Support service for survivors of sexual abuse


Rape Crisis Centre