Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults       

Designated Person and Director: Stephen Sherry. Tel: 07301246329 Email:

Chair, Safeguarding Committee: Mrs Bridget Mc Conville, Diocesan Safeguarding committee, c/o Diocesan Office, Bishop’s House, Armagh Road, Newry, Co. Down BT35 6PN
Tel: 028 3026 2444

You can also contact:National Board for Safeguarding in the Catholic Church in Ireland: Towards Healing: Helpline 0800 0963315 ( Northern Ireland) 1800 303416 ( Rep of Ireland) PSNI: Call 101 

Review of Safeguarding Practice 13th October 2023

The Diocese of Dromore has published the Report of the Second Review of Child Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese undertaken by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland at the invitation of Archbishop Eamon Martin, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese. Please click here to download the report.

Dromore Redress Scheme   

Click to download a statement confirming the Ending of the Extension of the Dromore Diocesan Redress Scheme on 29th March 2024

Click here to download the Dromore Redress Scheme Claim Form

Click here to visit the Redress Scheme Website.

Policy Statement

Policy statement

Dromore diocese, Policies and procedures/guidance

Safeguarding children

Parish guidance

Child protection leaflet

Whistle blowing policy

Parish resources

Accident incident form

Children's liturgy register

Children's liturgy consent form

Complaints form

Hazard risk assessment form

Job description children's - liturgy

Job description altar - server

Job description - sacristan

Guidance for Clergy on writing references

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

Diocese of Dromore Adult Safeguarding Policy

Use of social media

Code of conduct

Digital media policy

Good practice with digital platforms

Use of digital platform- risk assessment

How to make a complaint

Complaints procedure

How to make a complaint

Strategic Plan

Strategic plan


Vetting Application Guidance Notes (Sept 2021)

Guidance on Creating an NI Direct Account & Processing an Access NI Application 

Application form

Identity Verification Form & List of Acceptable Documents

Confidential Declaration Form (Sept 2021)

Letter of Appointment

Code of behaviour

Safeguarding Agreement

Other documents

Church Celebret Notice


Session booklet

Whistle blowing policy

GAP Papers-National Board for Safeguarding Children

GAP Paper 3 Caring Pastorally and Managing Respondents

GAP Paper 2 Compassionate Response to Complainants

GAP Paper 1 Child Safeguarding and Digital Media

Useful Sites

There may also be helpful advice and information on the following websites: