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 SAFEGUARDING children, young people and vulnerable adults in our Parish

The Catholic Church is committed to do everything possible to ensure children, young people and vulnerable adults are kept safe from harm. Each Diocese is expected to follow national guidelines.As part of the Archdiocese of Southwark we follow the procedures set out on their website  http://www.rcsouthwark.co.uk/safeguarding.html.

We make sure that activities in which children participate (such as the Children's Liturgy and First Communion Classes) are run by appropriate volunteers who understand their role and responsibilities. Volunteers are interviewed and have a CRB check.

Our representative is Ali Lane (07761 755028) , who is responsible for making sure that the Parish follows the Archdiocese procedures and guidelines. Please contact her if you have any concerns or queries about Safeguarding.

Download a copy of our Parish Safeguarding Statement (in new window) in PDF. This statement can also be found on the notice boards in each church.

csas logoTo find our more about Diocesan aims, resources and the CSAS (Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service), visit Safeguarding at the Diocesan website