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“The Church has a duty to ensure that children, and young people who come into contact with it,
its personnel and activities, are safe and are treated with care and respect.
When an allegation of abuse is made to Church authorities, we have an obligation to act quickly 
and do all in our power to protect others who may be at risk. I am personally committed to discharging this responsibility. 
In every instance the welfare of children and young people is paramount.          

– Bishop John McAreavey  


Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults        

Designated Person and Director: Mrs. Patricia Carville

Tel: 077 8991 7741


Chair, Advisory Panel: Mrs. Aileen Oates
Chair, Safeguarding Committee: Mr. Paul Carlin 

c/o Diocesan Office, Bishop’s House, Armagh Road, Newry, Co. Down BT35 6PN
Tel: 028 3026 2444


To download PDF files of our new policies and procedures please click the links below:

NEW: Safeguarding Committee Action Plan 2014 – 2016
 Awareness Booklet
Policy and Procedures
Vulnerable Adults Policy

To download the “Enhanced Disclosure Form” as a PDF please click here

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