Support Services Contacts

28 Jun 2011

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
Email: [email protected]

Child Protection Service
Dublin Diocesan Offices, Holy Cross Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3
Tel: 01 8360314. Website: Email: [email protected]
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.

–         Freephone Ireland 1800-303-416
–         Freephone  UK 0800-0963315
–         Email                     [email protected]


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
Email: [email protected]
Email [email protected]

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.

The National Counselling Service
Is a community based service for adults who were hurt by childhood abuse in Ireland.  There is a ervice set up in each Health Service Executive area

One in Four
Address: 2 Holles Street, Dublin 2
Telephone: 01 662 4070. Fax: 01 611 4650
Email: [email protected]

The Samaritans
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.
Email:  [email protected]
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
Email: [email protected]

Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC)
29 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2. Tel: 01-676 7960

A free 24 hour, direct access listening service, offering telephone, text messaging and web-based services Tel: Freephone:  1800 66 66 66

An Garda Siochána
To report an incident of child abuse contact your local Garda station
See link below for the station in your area.