Children First - Contact Details

It is HSE policy that all staff irrespective of role, grade or position must promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. It is not okay to do nothing if you have any information that a child has been, is being or is at risk of being abused or neglected.


The HSE Children First National Office has a team of Training and Development Officers who can provide advice and guidance regarding Children First. Here are the contact details for the National HSE Children First Lead and for the team members that cover the following Community Healthcare Organisations (CHO), Hospital Groups and National Services: 


Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim,
Cavan, Monaghan

RCSI & Saolta Hospital Groups

Gary McGovern - 087 0906780

Community Healthcare West

Galway, Mayo, Roscommon

Saolta Hospital Group

Ann Davis - 087 1669050

Clive Greally - 087 0670430

HSE Mid West Community Healthcare

Clare, Limerick, North Tipperary

University of Limerick Hospital Group

Diarmaid Twomey - 087 3696574

Cork Kerry Community Healthcare

Kerry, North Cork, North Lee,
South Lee, West Cork

South/South West Hospital Group

Siobhán Bruen - 087 6690868

Jenny Healy - 087 3510679

South East Community Healthcare

South Tipperary, Carlow,
Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford

South/South West & Ireland East Hospital Groups

Rob O'Connor - 087 1653390

Community Healthcare East

Wicklow, Dun Laoghaire,
Dublin South East

Ireland East Hospital Group

Barbara Cullinan - 087 1743935

Community Healthcare - Dublin South, Kildare & West Wicklow

Kildare, West Wicklow, Dublin West,
Dublin South City, Dublin South West

Dublin Midlands Hospital Group & Children's Health Ireland

Sharon Shiels - 087 9495161

Midlands Louth Meath Community Healthcare Organisation

Laois, Offaly, Longford,
Westmeath, Louth, Meath

Ireland East, RCSI & Dublin Midlands Hospital Groups

Community Healthcare Organisation Dublin North City and County

Dublin North, Dublin North Central,         
Dublin North West

Ireland East, RCSI & Children's Health Ireland

National Services

National HSE Children First Lead

Marion Martin - 044 9391141

If your query is in relation to Children First training, please note that 'An Introduction to Children First' is the mandatory training for all HSE staff. It is HSE Policy that all HSE staff (permanent, temporary, agency, locum or visiting), students and volunteers, irrespective of role or grade, should have a basic awareness of Children First which can be achieved by completing this E-Learning module.