St. Fergal's Parish, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Child Protection

Child Protection Policy


St. Fergal’s Parish

We in the parish of St. Fergal’s Ballywaltrim, value and encourage the participation of children and young people in parish liturgies and in activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development.  We recognize the dignity and rights of all children and young people and are committed to their protection and support.

In keeping with this we will work to do all in our power to create safe environments for children and young people in order to secure their protection and enable their full participation in the life of the Church.



Contact Personnel

Designated Person for the Dublin Diocese

Director of the Child Safeguarding and Protection Service of the Archdiocese of Dublin

Andrew Fagan    01-8360314



Deputy Designated Person

Sinead McDonnell, Child Protection Officer           01-8360314

Health Services Executive Duty Social Worker

Bray Health Centre                                                                01-2744100

Bray Garda Siochana                                                         01-6665300

Parish Child Protection Representative:                                           

Ray Farrell                                                                    086-3442299



The Report of the Audit of Child Safeguarding in the Archdiocese of Dublin carried out by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland was released during this week.

The Report warmly commended the diocese and our parishes for the “rational, comprehensive and integrated child safeguarding system it has developed”.   Special mention was made to the training programmes for parishes.

I would like to take this occasion to express my sincere thanks to all those in our parishes and communities – priests and lay people alike – who have dedicated their time and energies over these years to making the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Dublin the safe place for children that it has become.

I ask your prayers for victims and survivors and I ask God’s continued blessing on our work in the area of the protection of children.