Policy and Procedures:

Safeguarding Guidance for Parishes
Adult Safeguarding Policy
Safeguarding Roles
Child Safeguarding Statement for Archdiocese of Armagh (Children First)


Designated Liaison Person Contact Leaflet
How to make a complaint
Information & Guidance for Children, Young People & Parents Leaflet
Altar Server Leaflet
Leaflet for Parents & Carers
Safeguarding Reporting Form
Child Friendly Materials
Safeguarding Posters
List of Mandated Persons (Children First)
Guidance for Clergy on Writing References
Use of Church Property Form
Towards Healing Poster
Parish Checklist 2020

Towards Peace, Spiritual support for survivors of by Catholic Church Personnel


Videos from the National Office for Safeguarding Children

The National Board has created a series of short video’s on a particular aspect of a Theology of Safeguarding.  The nine videos have been commissioned from theologians, scripture scholars and ethicists who live and work in Ireland, Italy and the United States and will be shared throughout 2021. 


Video by Fr Hans Zollner.  

Fr Hans Zollner SJ is founding President of the Centre for Child Protection and Professor at the Institute of Psychology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He is member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors and consultor to the Congregation for Clergy. He is honorary professor at Durham University, UK. Lectures and conferences have taken him to many countries on six continents

February 2021

Sr. Nuala was the paediatrician member of the St John’s, Newfoundland Archdiocesan Committee on Child Sexual Abuse which produced a “landmark report’ in 1992. This committee identified both individual and systemic/cultural factors at work in the crisis.  In 1990-1992, she was appointed to the Canadian Conference of Bishops Ad Hoc Committee on Clergy Sexual Abuse. This Committee produced From Pain to Hope, the first set of national guidelines on this topic.

Following this involvement, Sr Nuala returned to her academic and clinical career as paediatrician and medical ethicist and has travelled extensively giving reflections to clergy and laity from her books “Healing the Church: Diagnosing and Treating the Clergy Abuse Crisis”(Novalis, 2012) and Still Unhealed: Challenges for Conversion and Reform from the Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis (Novalis and Twenty Third Publications, 2019. Her newest book focuses on pathology needing personal and ecclesial conversion in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Titled Prophetic Possibilities for the Post Pandemic Church it is due from Novalis in January, 2021.