Whether or not a child protection concern involves a person in the Church, It is vital to remember that the safety and well-being of any child should be the paramount consideration in any investigation, and children must never be put at further risk of harm by delay or inaction. If an allegation is raised in this way, you must refer the matter to Tusla, and An Garda Síochána. You can consult with the DLP anonymously regarding the allegation and for advice on what procedure to follow. It is important to consult with Tusla, and An Garda Síochána about retention and storage of records relating to this allegation.