What is Safeguarding?

 

Let us protect with love all that God has given us” Pope Francis 2013

Being loved and kept safe go to the very core of the Church’s Ministry

 

Every human being has a value which we acknowledge as coming directly from God's creation of male and female in his own image and likeness. We believe therefore that all people should be valued, supported and protected from harm. We recognise the personal dignity and rights of vulnerable people towards whom the Church has a special responsibility.Safeguarding is about keeping all people in our parish safe from harm – particularly children young people and adults at risk

We do this by

  • Ensuring we plan carefully plan church activities and create safe environments
  • Following procedures to report and respond to concerns and allegations
  • Having safe recruitment practice for all volunteers, staff and clergy
  • Supporting our volunteers
  • Following our code of conduct
  • When needed ministering to and robustly managing those who have caused harm to others
    Safeguarding in this parish comes under the immediate responsibility of the Parish Priest and the Parish Safeguarding Rep. They are guided by the Lancaster Safeguarding Commission , which advises the Bishop. This Commission includes a high proportion of lay members with relevant training and experience. The safeguarding policies and procedures of the Catholic Church in England and Wales underpin all safeguarding procedures followed by the Diocese of Lancaster

 

For More Information on our Procedures go to:

http://www.csasprocedures.uk.net/index.html

The Parish Safeguarding Rep is Mr David Eastham:

Email: davideastham44@hotmail.com

The Diocesan Safeguarding Coordinator is Miss Jane Robinson:

Email: jane@safeguardinglrcd.org.uk

mob: 07935 931947

Add: 218 Tulketh Road, Preston, PR2 1ES Tel: 01772 728433

 

If you have any concerns about the safety of any of the children or adults at risk in the parish, or if you are concerned about the safety of any parish activities, please contact Mr Eastham or Fr Patterson. For concerns which are beyond the domain of the Catholic Church, Mr Eastham or Miss Robinson would be able to give guidance about who you may contact.

 

If anyone believes a child or adult is at risk of immediate or significant harm you should contact the Police or Social Services and report your concern.