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Review of Safeguarding practice in the Diocese of Derry

The Derry Diocese has invited the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland to conduct a review of safeguarding practice.

This review is due to commence with the Safeguarding Sunday Mass on 18th September 2022 in St Columb's Church, Waterside at 3:00pm. Everyone is welcome to attend this Mass.

The review will continue on Monday 19th September to Friday 23rd September 2022.


If you have any views about Safeguarding in the Derry Diocese, we invite you to come forward to Teresa Devlin, Chief Executive Officer, National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland, prior to the review dates. Teresa can be contacted on the following number (+353) 01 5053124 or alternatively by email Teresa.devlin@safeguarding.ie

Raise a safeguarding concern

If you wish to report a child safeguarding concern, please contact: 
Marie Gormley

Designated Liaison Person (DLP)
Diocese of Derry
Telephone: 075 9650 0793
Email: marie.gormley@derrydiocese.org

or report directly to An Garda Síochána/PSNI or TUSLA/HSC:

An Garda Síochána
Buncrana: +353 (0)7493 20540
Lifford: +353 (0)749141000
Letterkenny: +353 (0)7491 67100
Garda 24 Hour Free Phone Reporting Line

Telephone: 1800 555 222

TUSLA - Child & Family Agency
Millennium Court, Pearse Road,
Letterkenny, Co Donegal.
Telephone: +353 (0)74 9123672
(After hours - contact An Garda Síochána)

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Contact Info

Diocesan Offices
St Eugene’s Cathedral
Francis Street, Derry
BT48 9AP | Tel: 028 7126 2302

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