Who Requires Training

The training required for each person, depends on their level of involvement with children. To do this, the following guidance should be used as a minimum requirement:

  • For each Church activity that involves children, at least one leader/coordinator must attend the full-day training programme
  • All clergy/religious who are in active ministry with children must attend the full-day training programme
  • Any personnel with a key position of responsibility for child safeguarding must attend a full- day training programme (e.g. DLP, advisor, support person, local safeguarding representative)
  • All other Church personnel must be given the opportunity to attend an information session.


Regardless of the level of training required, all Church personnel are required to abide by good child safeguarding practice.

Diocesan Safeguarding Trainers
Aoife Walsh
Fr. Chris O'Donnell
Terry Boyle
Patrick Brosnan
Olivia Giltinane

Who to contact to arrange training
Phone: 061 350000
Email: finola.downes@limerickdiocese.org

Ask for Finola