Our parish is committed to the Safeguarding policies of the Catholic Church in England & Wales, in order to ensure that we maintain a peaceful, loving and safe Christian community in which everybody, particularly children, young people and vulnerable members, can confidently participate. We recognise the personal dignity and rights of all vulnerable people, to whom we have a special responsibility and are committed to take all reasonable steps to protect them from any form of abuse or maltreatment and to promote a safe environment for them.
We will liaise closely and openly with statutory agencies to ensure that any concerns or allegations of abuse that are raised are promptly reported and properly responded to, victims supported and perpetrators held to account.
Parish Safeguarding Representative: Mrs. Helena Clarke 01945 880627 or 07787955061
Diocesan Safeguarding Co-ordinator: Mick Thurley 020 8505 4199 or 07429 215344
Our Diocesan Safeguarding Commission implements national policies and procedures, and carries out advisory and supportive functions. See www.rcdea.org.uk
Other safe helpline details:
Age UK – 0800 678 1602 or www.ageuk.org.uk
Modern Day Slavery and UK Human Trafficking – Hotline 0800 0121 700 or 999
Domestic Abuse or coercive control – If it is unsafe to go home or there is immediate danger call 999 straight away
If the person needs an emergency injunction for their safety contact the National Centre for Domestic Violence www.ncdv.org.uk