The Diocese of Cloyne recognises and upholds the dignity and rights of all children
and young people and is committed to ensuring their safety and well being. The Diocese
values and encourages the participation of children and young people in all parish
liturgies and in all activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional,
intellectual and social development.
Above all, the Diocese recognises the need to protect children and young people and
aims to do this in a way that promotes their human dignity, integrity and worth as
children of God.
The Diocese recognises that, while child protection is primarily the responsibility
of Parents, it is indeed everyone’s responsibility. In particular, all involved in
working with children and young people have a special duty of care towards them.
The Diocese has committed itself to putting procedures in place through which this
care is put into effect.
In keeping with this, we will work to do all in our power to create a safe environment
for children and young people in order to secure their protection and enable their
full participation in the life of the Church.
Child Safeguarding Services Contact Details
If you, or anyone you know, has a child protection concern, or wishes to report an
allegation of child abuse directly to Church Authorities, please contact the Diocesan
If you, or anyone you know, has a child protection concern or, wishes to report an
allegation directly to the Statutory Authorities, please contact the Garda or the
Local HSE and ask to speak to the Duty Social Worker.
Mallow / Fermoy: (022) 54100
Cobh / Midleton / Macroom: (021) 4927000
Mitchelstown Garda Station: (025) 84833
ADVISORY PANEL FOR ALLEGATIONS OF CHILD ABUSE:
Professor Irene Lynch Fannon (Civil Lawyer), Dr. Brid Corkery (Psychiatrist) Mr. Ned
Brennan (Parent) V. Rev. Canon Patrick Twomey, P.P., (Canon Lawyer) V. Rev. Canon Thomas
Browne, P.P., (Pastor)
CHILD PROTECTION TRAINING COMMITTEE:
Mr. Con Lynch, Macroom, Chairman Sr. Nuala O Gorman, Secretary Una Relihan Brian Williams Canon
Gerry Casey Denis Ring
Mitchelstown Parish Child Protection Delegates: Martha Kent, Martin Kelly
National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church