Adult Safeguarding


The Archdiocese of Armagh is committed to safeguarding as an integral component of the life and ministry of the Church and recognises that we have a special responsibility towards adults at risk of harm or in need of protection who are members of our faith community.

We want to reassure them, their carers and their advocates, that we are committed to zero-tolerance of harm to adults at risk of harm or in need of protection by creating a safe, caring and compassionate environment for all. This commitment is based on gospel values and teachings, and compliance with “best practice”.

Click here to read the Diocese Adult Safeguarding Policy.

Southern Trust Adult Safeguarding Leaflet


Diocesan Liaison Persons

Aidan Gordon  07841101687 (NI)  0044 7841101687 (ROI)

Eleanor Kelly  07584323138 (NI)  0044 7584323138 (ROI)

Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI)

Tel: 101 (non-emergency). This is a centralised number. Ask to be put through to the police station which serves the area where the incident/alleged incident took place.  Tel: 999 (Emergency)

Health and Social Care Trusts

Southern Health and Social Care Trust: Adult Safeguarding Service 028 3741 2015

Western Health and Social Care Trust: Adult Safeguarding Service 028 8283 5980 / 028 7161 1366

Regional Emergency Social Work Service: 028 9504 9999

An Garda Síochána

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Investigation Unit Harcourt Square Dublin. Tel: 01 666 3430
Garda 24 Hour Free Phone Reporting Line: 1800 555 222

Ardee: 041 6853222
Dundalk: 042 9335577
Drogheda: 041 9874200

Health Service Executive (HSE)

Louth Safeguarding & Protection Team:
Tel: 01 6914632

Northern Ireland Adult Safeguarding Partnership


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