Support Services Contacts
Useful telephone numbers and contact details
National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland
Director: Mr. Ian Elliott. Telephone: 01 505 3018. Fax: 01 5053026
Child Protection Service
Dublin Diocesan Offices, Holy Cross Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3
Tel: 01 8360314. Website: www.cps.dublindiocese.ie Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Designated Person: Ms Sinéad McDonnell. Tel: 01 836 0314.
Towards Healing Helpline
A Counselling and Support Service for Survivors of Clerical and Religious abuse.
The Towards Healing counselling service has been set-up with the support of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, the Conference of Religious of Ireland and with the Irish Missionary Union. This service is the cornerstone of the Bishops’ pastoral response of March 2011 Towards Healing and Renewal and is designed to ensure that survivors of institutional, clerical and religious abuse can receive counselling and other support services in a holistic manner. The Towards Healing services currently provided for survivors:
- Helpline Counselling
- Face- to – Face Counselling
- Group Work
- Practical Workshops, and
- A Friendly Call Telephone Service.
The Towards Healing services are free-of-charge, confidential and are provided by professional lay, independent counsellors.
A Caring helpline for people who have been abused
From the Republic of Ireland. Telephone : 1800 33 1234
From Northern Ireland. Telephone: 0800 973 272
Co-ordinator: Miriam Monks
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Contact your local Community Care Area
Telephone : 1850 24 1850.Social Work & Child Protection Services can be contacted through your Local Health Office. There are several Local Health Offices in the Dublin City and County .
For your local office details contact your area office.
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgmental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
112, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1.
10:00am – 9:00pm. Seven days a week
No appointment is necessary 1850 60 90 90 lo-call
or (01) 872 7700 Dublin branch only.
Note: This email address is for emotional support requests only.
We do our best to respond within 24 hours
The National Office for the prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based violence.
Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform
2nd Floor, Montague Court, Montague Street, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 4768680
Fax: +353 1 4768619
Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC)
29 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2. Tel: 01-676 7960
An Garda Siochána
To report an incident of child abuse contact your local Garda station
See link below for the station in your area.