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From 1 July 2008 the Catholic Office for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults was succeeded by the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service, and references to “Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection” were replaced by the term “Safeguarding”.
The Diocesan Safeguarding Co-
In each parish of the Diocese at least one person is identified as the Local Safeguarding Representative.
For our parish the representative is Sharon Crump: email and phone number can be obtained from the Presbytery via contact form here.
Her name and contact details are displayed at the back of both churches. She meets the Co-
“The Church recognises the personal dignity and right of children whom it has a special responsibility and duty of care. The Church, and individual members of it, undertake to do all in their power to create a safe environment for children and to prevent their physical, sexual or emotional abuse.”
Recommendation 4 – A Programme for Action (The Nolan Report)
Safeguarding is about preventing abuse
Abuse can take many forms – physical, emotional, basic neglect, sexual.
If you believe a child/ vulnerable adult is in danger, you should take action and contact Social Services and/or the police.
If you have concerns or suspect that a child / vulnerable adult is suffering abuse, you should
Definition of Vulnerable Adult-
A person over 18 years of age who: