SAFEGUARDING

Parish Safeguarding Representative: Ursula Bartlett (07771 578562  /  01923 445163)

Towards a Culture of Safeguarding
The Catholic Church in England and Wales is striving towards a culture of safeguarding where all are safe from harm and abuse and where every person is encouraged and enabled to enjoy the fullness of life in Jesus Christ through the prayerful, caring,nurturing, supportive and protective endeavours of the Catholic community, both individually and collectively.
Living a Culture of Safeguarding
This commitment calls the whole Church to live the values and principles, which are already implicit in the nature of the Church and its mission, as the authentic witness to the message of the gospels. Whilst all members of the Church have a role to play in promoting a culture of safeguarding, clear leadership is crucial. Bishops and Congregation Leaders need to be vigilant in exercising their ministry of leadership,
ensuring that a culture of safeguarding is both understood and embraced by the whole Church.  (NCSC – National Catholic Safeguarding Commission)

The Safeguarding Co-ordinator for the Diocese can be contacted at:

Safeguarding Department, 2nd Floor Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, London  SW1P 1QN

Tel: 020 7798 9350                   Email: safeguarding@rcdow.org.uk

Bright Sky Domestic Abuse. A new app is now available for those in need of help: https://www.hestia.org/brightsky

SAFETY FOR CHILDREN DURING LOCKDOWN: Help and advice for families in a digital world: parentinfo.org

COVID 19 LOCKDOWN: Sadly for some people, home is not the safe sanctuary many of us enjoy – helpful information is available at: DOMESTIC ABUSE INFO (April 2020)