Reporting Abuse

For detailed information about REPORTING ABUSE please go to our dedicated page which includes comprehensive contacts.

Key contacts

  • Abuse which poses an immediate danger – call the Garda confidential line at 1800 666 111.
  • For an ongoing safeguarding concern that support is needed with – contact the HSE National Safeguarding Office at  / (061) 461 358. There are nine regional Safeguarding and Protection Teams covering all community health regions in the country.
  • Safeguarding Ireland does not deal with specific cases of abuse concerns. However, for general queries Safeguarding Ireland can be contacted at

* For information relating to receiving the COVID-19 vaccination, call the HSE at 1850 25 1850, or read the information here.

Safeguarding Training  

If you have a query regarding safeguarding training for workplaces, sports or social organisations, community groups, or professional services – there are a number of places you can contact.

For services falling within the remit of HSE and HSE funding, there is an e-learning programme on recognising and responding to safeguarding concerns available on the HSE’s online learning and development platform. There are also some private providers of safeguarding training who are available and can be researched online.



Safeguarding Ireland does not deal with specific cases of abuse, or alleged abuse.

For detailed information about Reporting Abuse, please go to our dedicated page which includes comprehensive guidance on suggested contacts. General queries to

Registered Charity Number (RCN): 20204851.