Safeguarding Children Contacts

Kildare and Leighlin Diocese

Diocesan Director of Safeguarding

Ailish Higgins

C/O Bishops House, Old Dublin Road, Carlow.

Tel: 085 8021633


The Diocesan Director of Safeguarding is the person responsible in our diocese for receiving all Child Safeguarding concerns and reporting same to the civil authorites.

Civil Authorities


HSE LoCall Information Line 1850 241 850

8am to 8pm, Mon to Sat

Local Contacts for HSE Children and Family Services

Kildare/West Wicklow Area                Tel: 045 873200/ 045 882400

Outside of these hours in cases of emergency please contact An Garda Síochána domestic and sexual assault unit Tel: 01 6663430 / or your local Garda station (Lexlip Garda Station: 01 6667800, Carbury Garda Station: 046 9553002).

For further information on local Garda Stations –

Parish Safeguarding Representative

Their role is to promote awareness of the diocesan safeguarding children policy and procedures at parish level and to ensure that church activities are provided in a way that ensures the safety and well-being of the children involved.

Patricia Mooney

Marian O’Gorman

Rose Miggan

Evelyn Bonner