Safeguarding Children

Within the Parish of St Thomas The Apostle, Laurel Lodge, Child Protection is Everybody’s Responsibility


Safeguarding Children Policy Statement

We in the Parish of St Thomas the Apostle, Laurel Lodge, value and encourage the participation of children and young people in all parish activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development.  

We recognise the dignity and rights of all children and are committed to ensuring their protection and support.

In keeping with this, we will work to do all in our power to create safe environments for children and young people in order to secure their protection and enable their full participation in the life of the Church.

Letter from Archbishop Martin - September 2020

Contacts

HSE if it is a vulnerable adult.
Tel: 076 6959528 for concerns about a vulnerable adult (Office hours - Outside office hours please contact An Garda Siochana, Blanchardstown 01 666700).   

Tusla if it is a person under the age of 18.
Tel: 01- 8708000 for concerns about a child (Office hours -Outside office hours please contact An Garda Siochana, Blanchardstown 01 666700).  

The Gardaí.
Blanchardstown Gardaí: Tel: 01-6667000

Diocesan Safeguarding and Child Protection Designated Liaison person are available for help and advice.
Andrew Fagan and Julie Mc Cullough from the Archdiocese are available should you require help or advice.
Mr Andrew Fagan – Designated Person,
Ms Julie McCullough – Deputy Designated Person
Ms Lorraine Byrne - Safeguarding Office for vulnerable adults
The Safeguarding and Child Protection Service,
Archbishop’s House, Dublin 9 Tel: 01-8360314


The Parish Safeguarding and Protection Representatives:
Bernie O’Sullivan and Fran Leahy
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Click the links below for important documents on this issue.

Parish Child Safeguarding and Protection Policy and Procedures (September 2019)

Child Safeguarding in the Archdiocese of Dublin: Statement, Reporting Procedures and Good Practice Guidelines, 2018

Link to Garda Vetting Policy of Dublin Archdiocese


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