What is safeguarding?
Every human being has a value and dignity which we as Catholics 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.
In the Catholic Church this is demonstrated by the provision of carefully planned activities for children, young people and adults; supporting families under stress; caring for those hurt by abuse in the past; ministering to and managing those who have caused harm.
It is because of these varied ministries that we need to take all reasonable steps to provide a safe environment for all which promotes and supports their wellbeing. This will include carefully selecting and appointing those who work with children, young people or adults at risk and responding robustly where concerns arise.
Safeguarding Policies and Resources
The Policies and Resources on this page have been provided by the Southwark Safeguarding Commission in conjunction with CSAS (Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service).
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The current National policies are available to view on-line.
Please click here to view the Manual
This is an interactive e-document, maintained by CSAS