Safeguarding

Archdiocese safeguarding page


PARISHES OF ST. CATHERINE AND ALL SAINTS GOLBORNE and ST. LEWIS CROFT

SAFEGUARDING

The Catholic Church Policy Position on Reporting Abuse

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or an adult at risk, do not delay in contacting the police, using 999 if a child or adult is believed to be in immediate danger.

It is the policy of the Catholic Church in England and Wales to report all allegations of abuse to statutory authorities, regardless of whether the abuse occurred recently or in the past, or whether the accused person is living or dead.

If you are in any role within the Catholic Church in England and Wales, you must refer allegations directly to the safeguarding officer for your diocese or religious congregation, or directly to the police.

If you are a member of the public, please refer allegations directly to the police and also to the safeguarding officer in your diocese via the CSAS website www.csas.uk.net, by telephone 0207 901 1920 or by email at admin@csas.uk.net

Your Parish Safeguarding Representatives

Linda Morris and Elizabeth Casey (St. Catherine and All Saints) and Ann Evans and Stephen Walton (St. Lewis) can be contacted via the Parish Office number: 01942 273851.

Other useful contacts

  • Archdiocese of Liverpool Safeguarding Department:
    Alexandra Griffiths 0151 522 1043
  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000
    Lines free and open 24 hours. Phone if you are worried about a child.
    https://www.nspcc.org.uk/
  • Samaritans Helpline: 08457 90 90 90
    Open 24 hours. Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
    https://www.samaritans.org/

Safeguarding and Related Awareness Days

April: Stress Awareness Month
https://www.stress.org.uk

30th March to 5th April: World Autism Awareness Week
http://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/world-autism-awareness-week.aspx

6th to 10th April: National Stalking Awareness Week
https://www.suzylampugh.org/Pages/Category/antistalking

May:

4th to 10th May: Deaf Awareness Week
https://www.deafcouncil.org.uk/deaf-awareness-week/

11th to 17th May: Dementia Action Week
https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-involved/dementia-action-week

17th May: National Children’s day
http://www.nationalchildrensdayuk.com

18th to 24th May: Mental Health Awareness Week
https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

25th May: International Missing Children’s Day
https://www.icmec.org/global-missing-childrens-center/imcd/

Abuse

There are many kinds of abuse:

physical          sexual            psychological/emotional          neglect         financial/material           discriminatory      organisational       self-neglect     domestic violence       modern slavery

Don’t be afraid to report any concerns.