Safeguarding Children, Policy and Procedures

The NBSCCCI is undertaking a routine safeguarding practice review of all dioceses and religious orders in Ireland.  The Sacred Heart Fathers is currently being reviewed as part of this process.  We invite anyone who has experienced abuse and has not yet come forward to do so either to the Designated Officer, the GardaĆ­, or the HSE.


Fr Hugh Hanley SCJ

Sacred Heart Fathers

St. John Vianney

Ardlea Road

Dublin 5 

01 847 4123 

(From UK: + 353 1 847 4123)



Dawn Lundergan

Safeguarding Co-ordinator

Cathedral Centre

3 Ford Street

Salford M3 6DP


0161 817 2206

(From Ireland: 00 44 161 817 2206)



Ms Cora Kelly
Office of the Childcare Manager
HSE, Dublin North City
Dublin 9

+353 1 846 7000 ?  



D. Inspector Declan Daly
National Bureau of Criminal Investigation
Harcourt Street
Dublin 2

Tel: +353 1 666 3342


Child Protection Policy Statement:

We, the Sacred Heart Fathers, ministering in Ireland, are committed to the indisputable principle that children are a gift from God, with an inalienable right, by the very fact of their human dignity, to be respected, nurtured and protected. We value and encourage the participation of young people in Church activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development. We therefore undertake to do all in our power to create safe environments for children and young people, in order to ensure their protection from physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and to enable their full participation in the life of the Church.