We, the Poor Clares, adhere to the Safeguarding Policy of the Diocese of Killaloe which follows the national guidelines (Children First 2011) and Policy and Standards of the Catholic Church in Ireland 2016.

We work closely with the Director of Safeguarding and the Designated Liaison Person of the Diocese Ms. Cleo Yates, who also acts as our Designated Liaison Person (see the Diocese Safeguarding page here). Cleo’s Numbers are:

Alternatively, feel free to contact:

  • The NBSCCCI: 01 505 3124
  • An Garda Siochana: 01 666 3423
  • TUSLA/Clare: 065 686 3935




If you would like to receive help for abuse suffered in the Catholic Church please contact:

  • TOWARDS HEALING: Counselling Support Service
    Free Phone Ireland: 1800 303 416; Free Phone UK: 0800 096 3315
    Monday – Thursday 11am – 8pm; Friday – 11 am – 6 pm
  • TOWARDS PEACE: Spiritual Support Service
    Tel: 01 505 3028; Mobile: 086 771 0533

Click here to download the pdf of the “Review of Child Safeguarding Practice in The Order of Poor Clares”.