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.
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 in any role within the Catholic Church in England and Wales, you must refer allegations directly to the safeguarding office 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 office in your diocese; (the relevant Diocesan safeguarding office can be located using the interactive map on the links page of the CSAS website http://www.csas.uk.net – contact details will be shown when you click on the relevant area of the map). You can also contact CSAS by telephoning 0207 901 1920 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on all matters related to safeguarding can be found on our section of the Diocesan website at https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/harrownorth/diocese/safeguarding-in-our-parishes/
Since the UK-wide Covid-19 lockdown began there has been a 49% increase in calls and online requests for help relating to domestic abuse. Every person has a right to live their life free from violence, abuse, intimidation and fear. Our parish can play an important role in the fighting the scourge of domestic abuse, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. More information and resources for how you can play can be found here