Connect Counselling available for those distressed by Child Protection Audits

Connect is available to provide free telephone-based counselling and support to anyone distressed by the Child Protection Audits published today.

The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church (NBSCCC) today published findings of audits into child protection practises in four dioceses and three religious orders.

The service will be available this evening, and over the weekend, to provide support and counselling. Connect’s opening hours are 6-10pm, Wednesday to Sunday.

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.

Connect was established at the request of survivor groups to provide an out-of-hours phone counselling and support service to people who have suffered abuse.

Connect is funded by the HSE.

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