Safeguarding Trust

Safeguarding Trust is the child and adult safeguarding policy of the Church of Ireland. For information, please visit the Safeguarding website.

Responsibility for ensuring the implementation of Safeguarding Trust in each parish lies with the parish panel – the incumbent and two parishioners. During a vacancy, the Rural Dean assumes the position of incumbent. Any concerns regarding the welfare of a child should be reported to a parish panel member who will seek advice from the CPO and statutory agencies and if necessary make a referral to the statutory child protection agency.

The Safeguarding Officer for Northern Ireland is Gillian Taylor who is based in Church House, Belfast. She can be contacted by: Telephone: 028 9082 8860 or by E-mail:

In the Republic of Ireland, the safeguarding officer can be contacted at

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