Safeguarding | Missionaries of the Sacred Heart

MSC Safeguarding Policy

The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart are fully committed to protecting and promoting the safe care of children involved in Church activities.

The office is coordinated by the Safeguarding Manager, Ms Saoirse Fox.

The MSC Safeguarding Office promotes the safe care of children involved in Church activities by:

  • Developing good practice in our ministry with children;
  • Providing safeguarding training for members, employees and volunteers;
  • Ensuring that all members in active ministry and employees and volunteers working with children have undergone Garda Vetting and a safe recruitment process;
  • Dealing with complaints and concerns about child protection matters, reporting to the civil authorities, and advising the Provincial on any protective measures necessary to protect children from abuse.


Child Safeguarding Statement of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart


To view the MSC Child Protection Policy for a specific region, please choose from the areas below:

United Kingdom
South Africa


Contact Us

If you wish to discuss a child protection concern, please contact:

Saoirse Fox

Safeguarding Manager
Phone: +353 (0) 1 4906622 (Office) or +353 (0) 86 344 1707 (Mobile)


Fr Alan Whelan MSC

Dedicated Liaison
Phone: +353 (0) 1 4906622


Alternatively, you can report your concern directly to:



Useful Links

National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland 
TUSLA (Child & Family Agency) 
Towards Healing 
Towards Peace 
One in Four 
Rape Crisis Centre