Diocesan Safeguarding Team

Diocesan Safeguarding Team

The diocese aims to provide children and young people involved in church related activities with a safe environment. It also endeavours to ensure that adults who work with children and young people follow best practice guidelines.

Diocesan Director of Safeguarding

                        Sr Ena Kennedy

                        087 195 3850



Diocesan Designated Liaison Person

Should you be concerned that a child/young person may be at risk of abuse within a church-run organisation or group, you are encouraged to report your concerns to the

                        Diocesan Designated Liaison Person

                        Mr Cathal Cullen

                        087  100 0232



                        Assistant Designated Liaison Person

                        Ms Rose Brophy

                        087 100 0232



Civil Authorities

Tusla – Child & Family Agency

  • Kilkenny area –  052 617 7302
  • Laois, Offaly –  090 648 3106

Garda Freephone Confidential Helpline: 1800 555 222

Other Support Services

Towards Healing  is a counselling and support service for survivors of institutional, Clerical and Religious abuse, funded by the Catholic Church.

Towards  Peaceoffers spiritual support to survivors of abuse by Church personnel. The service is for those whose faith has been damaged by abuse and who wish to continue their search for meaning and for God

Ossory Diocesan Office James’s Street, Kilkenny Tel: 056-7762448 Fax: 056-7763753 E-mail: bishop@ossory.ie