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Role of the Tutor

The tutor’s role is to:

  • Carry out assessments of trainers to ensure they are able to deliver the NBSCCCI training effectively and to the required standards.
  • To support trainers in their ecclesiastical area by carrying out 2 support meetings a year.
  • Attend 2 meetings a year with the Director of Training and Support in the NBSCCCI to assist with coordination of trainers and the development of new resources for training.
  • Assist the Director of Training and Support to coordinate the sharing of trainers across dioceses and religious orders within the ecclesiastical area (when and if required).

Contact Details


Sr. Anne Lyng

Anne is a Sister of Mercy, Northern Province. She is a graduate of Queens’s University, Belfast and Maynooth University. Most of her working life has been in the field of second level education – as teacher and chaplain - both in Northern Ireland and Zambia. She is a former member of the Leadership Team of the Sisters of Mercy, Northern Province.

She is particularly interested in the area of Adult Faith Development.  She believes in the value of providing opportunities for adults to come to know Christ in a personal and heartfelt manner.  From this place of a felt knowledge and love of Christ great things can happen personally and in the church.


Eleanor Kelly



Aoife Walsh
Aoife has worked as the Youth Ministry Co-Ordinator for the Diocese of Limerick since 2004.  She has also been a Safeguarding Trainer and Co-Ordinator for the diocese since 2005. Her role in youth ministry involves working directly with young people on retreats, pilgrimages and other diocesan initiatives and this compliments her work in child safeguarding where she has played an important role as a trainer, tutor, co-ordinator and as a member of the Diocesan Committee.  



Avril Halley

Avril has worked in the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore since 2007 as a Registered Trainer and Safeguarding Children Coordinator, also as a tutor with the NBSCCCI for a number of years. Avril and her husband are the proud parents of 4 adult children, and grand parents to 7 gorgeous grandchildren



Sr Helen O’Riordan
Helen is a Loreto Sister and has worked in the Diocese of Ferns as a support person for victims/survivors of abuse from 2002 - 2013. During that time she qualified as both a trainer and tutor and has vast experience in sharing her knowledge in various training settings and in supervisory capacities. She is very happy to be involved with the implementation of the new Policy and Standards Document.

Fr.Paddy Boyle
Paddy is a priest of the Archdiocese of Dublin, with a background in education, teaching at primary and secondary levels.  He has spent ten years as coordinator of training for the Dublin Archdiocese, which included becoming a registered trainer with the NBSCCCI and tutor.   At present he is co-Parish Priest of Ayrfield and Donaghmede parishes in the Raheny area of Dublin.

Maureen Walsh
Maureen is from the Archdiocese of Tuam and was registered as a NBSCCCI tutor in 2016.  Maureen is Principal of Holy Rosary College Mountbellew and in a voluntary capacity also acts as  Chairperson of the Safeguarding Committee, and a registered NBSCCCI trainer in the Archiocese of Tuam. She is married to John and has 3 adult children

Kevin Duffy