Safeguarding Policy

City Church Dublin is committed to safeguarding children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We recognise the need to provide a safe and caring environment and are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of those entrusted to our care. 

City Church Dublin is part of Irish Church Missions and upholds their policies and best practice on safeguarding.

Please click here to read City Church Dublin’s Child Safeguarding Statement.

City Church Dublin has adopted the Church of Ireland Safeguarding Trust Policy

Here also are the supplemental policies and procedures underpinning our ministry to children and young people: City Church Dublin Child Safeguarding Appendices.

We are committed to following the requirements and good practice recommendations of national legislation: Children First Act 2015, and Children First: National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children 2017

We recognise that Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility; that Tulsa (Child and Family Agency) have lead responsibility in investigating all allegations or suspicions of abuse where there are concerns about a child or vulnerable adult; and that the police should be contacted as a matter of urgency where an allegation suggests that a criminal offence may have been committed.

Safeguarding is of paramount importance to City Church when appointing and training leaders. All leaders working with children and young people are Garda vetted and trained in child protection procedures. 

Our safeguarding statement, safeguarding policies and procedures are reviewed annually.

Our Safeguarding Panel

The panel members act as Designated Liaison Persons, who are responsible for ensuring best practise in safeguarding. 

If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child, please contact Mark Smith, Philippa Smith, Peter Thompson, or Dorothy Jones by emailing [email protected]. You may also request their contact telephone numbers by emailing the above. 


Mark Smith


Philippa Smith


Peter Thompson


Dorothy Jones

Irish Church Missions Trustee