Archdiocese safeguarding page



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, by telephone 0207 901 1920 or by email at

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.
  • Samaritans Helpline: 08457 90 90 90
    Open 24 hours. Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.


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.