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.


If you have any concerns regarding Child Safeguarding please contact…

Diocesan Safeguarding and Child Protection Designated Liaison person

Mr Andrew Fagan – Designated Person,
Ms Julie McCullough – Deputy Designated Person
The Safeguarding and Child Protection Service,
Archbishop’s House, Dublin 9            Tel: 01-8360314 

Blanchardstown Gardaí:                  Tel: 01-6667000

Tusla   Child and Family Agency,      Tel: 01- 8708000  (Office hours -Outside office hours please contact An Garda Siochana, Blanchardstown).           

The Parish Safeguarding and Protection Representatives:

Bernie O’Sullivan and Fran Leahy  contact through the Parish Office 01-8208112 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For full contact details please click on this link

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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