Saoirse Fox has been appointed Child Safeguarding Manager and Designated Liaison Person with the Jesuits in Ireland. She took up the position in early December 2105. In her role, she will evaluate current child protection practice and procedures within the Irish Jesuit Province and ensure that the highest standards regarding the safeguarding of children are maintained. As Designated Liaison Person, she is also responsible for managing allegations or concerns of a child safeguarding nature.
Saoirse has worked for the last few years in child safeguarding across different Church organisations. Her previous experience is in social care management working with young people in care, and in the justice system. She is passionate about creating opportunities for young people which enhance their general well being, and their emotional and spiritual life.
She is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, where she studied psychology. She has an MSc in systemic psychotherapy and practices as a systemic (family) therapist in the Clanwilliam Institute.