Connect available for those impacted by Child Protection Reports

Connect is available to provide free telephone-based counselling to anyone impacted by the nine National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church (NBSCCC) reports published today.

Connect provides professional telephone based counselling and support to survivors of abuse at freephone 1800 477 477 from the Republic of Ireland and 00800 477 477 77 from Northern Ireland and the UK. Its opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday 6-10pm.

Connect Manager Theresa Merrigan said: “Times of public focus on clerical abuse can awaken distress and upset for people who have been affected and the Connect service is available to support these people.”

Further information at www.connectcounselling.ie. Connect is funded by the HSE.

Further Information
Ronan Cavanagh, Cavanagh Communications: (086) 317 9731.