It is unacceptable for a child, or adult at risk of harm, to experience abuse and/or harm of any kind. Fermanagh and Omagh District Council recognises its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all individuals by making a commitment to protect them as far as is reasonably practicable – within our premises, when receiving a service or participating in one of our programmes.

In July 2022, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council reviewed its Safeguarding Policy and Procedures. The revised Policy was adopted by the Council following decision by the Policy and Resources Committee. Please note – all documents can be downloaded from the related files section on this webpage.

The Council has two safeguarding policies and these are:

Child Safeguarding Policy
Adult Safeguarding Policy

These Policies apply to everyone associated with the Council, including: employees, Elected Members, volunteers and contactors.

Child Safeguarding Information Leaflets

Members of the Public


Council Staff

Adult Safeguarding Information Leaflets

Members of the Public


Council Staff


Designated Safeguarding Officers (Fermanagh and Omagh District Council)

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has several Designated Safeguarding Officers. If you have a safeguarding concern, in relation to a Council service, programme, facility or venue, you can report it to one of these Officers.

Emma McManus Community and Wellbeing
Amanda Whiteman Community and Wellbeing
Damian Maguire Community and Wellbeing
John Maguire Community and Wellbeing
Tracey McCallan Community and Wellbeing
Rena Weir Community and Wellbeing
Carol Follis Community and Wellbeing
Sharon McMahon Community and Wellbeing
Carla Rice Corporate Services and Governance
Louise Horner Corporate Services and Governance
Megan Glennie Corporate Services and Governance
Dean McWilliams Environment and Place
Diane Kelly Environment and Place
Mark McLaughlin Regeneration and Planning

Other Contacts which you may feel useful with regards to safeguarding include:

PSNI Child Abuse Investigation Unit
Omagh PSNI Station
1 Derry Road
BT78 5DR
Telephone: 101

Enniskillen South West Acute Hospital (Out of Hours)
124 Irvinestown Road
County Fermanagh
BT74 6DN
Telephone: 028 6638 2000

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline (24 hours, Freephone)
Helpline: 0800 800 5000
Telephone: 028 9035 1135
Textphone: 0800 056 0566

ChildLine (Northern Ireland) (24 hours, Freephone)
Freephone: 0800 1111
Telephone: 028 9032 7773

Education Authority for Northern Ireland
1 Hospital Road,
County Tyrone
BT79 0AW
Telephone: 028 8241 1411

Family Intervention Centre – Enniskillen
2 Coleshill Road
County Fermanagh
BT74 7HG
Telephone: 028 6634 4000

Family Intervention Centre – Omagh
Unit 4 Bankmore Business Park
Bankmore Road
County Tyrone
BT79 0BE
Telephone: 028 8225 4500

Sport NI
House of Sport
Upper Malone Road
Telephone: 028 9038 1222

Download the Policies and Codes of Practice

File Type Size Date
220601ChildSafeguardingPolicy pdf 522 KB 10th August 2022
220601AdultSafeguardingPolicy pdf 419 KB 10th August 2022