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

                            087 331 4330



    Civil Authorities

    Tusla – Child & Family Agency

    • Kilkenny area –          052 617 7302
    • Laois, Offaly –           044 935 3997

    Garda National Protective Services   –           01 666 3430 / 35


    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