Supported by our parish safeguarding team we are committed to doing all we can to safeguard children and vulnerable adults. Following national guidelines, we require all those working with children or vulnerable adults to have completed a satisfactory DBS check.
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 deceased.
If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or adult at risk, do not delay in contacting the police, using 999 if a child or adult is believed to be in immediate danger.
You must refer allegations directly to the safeguarding office for your diocese or religious congregation, or directly to the police.
Please refer allegations directly to the police and also to the safeguarding office in your diocese. You can contact the Archdiocese of Southwark Safeguarding Office below.