Parish Safeguarding in St. Michael and St. Martin

Attached is the Policy Position regarding Reporting Abuse, dated March 2020, to be adopted with immediate effect.

Policy Position on Reporting Abuse


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. (Source: CSAS).

The Catholic Church and its individual members will undertake appropriate steps to maintain a safe environment for all, by practising fully and positively Christ’s Ministry towards children, young people and adults and responding sensitively and compassionately to their needs in order to help keep them safe from harm. This is demonstrated by the provision of carefully planned activities for children, young people and adults, caring for those hurt by abuse and ministering to and robustly managing those who have caused harm. (Source: CSAS)

The members of the Parish Safeguarding Team are:

  1. Lorna Rodrigues who is responsible for DBS only. Her official email address is:
  2. Verna Budree-Robertson who is responsible for creating safeguarding awareness in the parish and equally providing some level of training for some interested parishioners. Her official email address is:
  3. Mary Pierre-Harvey who is responsible for safeguarding complaints and/or cases. Her official email address is: