Child protection

Galway Diocesan Designated Person

Mr Kevin Duffy
Diocesan Pastoral Centre,
[email protected]

The Parish of Oughterard is fully committed to working with the Galway Diocesan Child Protection Office in implementing the codes of best practice governing Church sponsored activities with children and vulnerable adults as outlined in the Diocesan Policy Safeguarding Children and Young Adults.

Our Parish has a number of volunteer safeguarding representatives who have completed the Diocesan training course for representatives and are familiar with the policies and procedures outlined in the Diocesan Policy. In union with the parish priest they seek to promote the safeguarding of children and young adults participating in Parish sponsored activities and to ensure the implementation of the Diocesan Policy at every level in our Parish.

The Diocesan Policy Safeguarding Children and Young Adults is available on line at

or from the Child Protection Office, Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Árus de Brún, Newtownsmith, Galway.

Concerns in relation to safeguarding of children should be made known to one of the Diocesan Designated Persons, An Garda Síochána or the HSE.

Please visit the diocese of Galway’s child safeguarding
web page

Safeguarding in the Diocese | Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh & Kilfenora (

Vetting and consent forms for various activities in the parish of Oughterard can be downloaded from the bottom of this particular page
Policies & Forms | Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh & Kilfenora (
You will be informed as to which forms pertain to your specific activity, during the organisational stage.