Safeguarding

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Our Safeguarding Representatives

Safeguarding

Safeguarding

St Benedict’s Parish has a full safeguarding policy in place, in accordance with Diocesan guidelines.

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. This implies a duty to value all people and therefore to support them and protect them 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 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 vulnerable adults and responding robustly where concerns arise.

All who work with children or vulnerable adults within the Parish must have been through the Parish’s Safer Recruitment Process. Additionally, a DBS check must have been completed and processed by the Diocese of Westminster before anyone can function in a role which has contact with children or vulnerable adults. 

Outside organisations use our premises for different activities. All must have an up to date Safeguarding Policy and provide evidence that DBS checks have been carried out. 

If you would like any more information on our policies and processes please don’t hesitate to contact one of our Safeguarding Representatives. 

To find out more about the policy, click through to the Diocesan website.

Our Safeguarding representatives
What we are doing

Here are some of the things we have put in place over the past year.

What we are doing

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Important Links
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NSPCC
0800 800 5000 www.nspcc.org.uk

Info on what support is available to support children and young people.
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Childline
0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk

Free & confidential counselling service for children and young people
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Age UK
020 7278 1114
helptheaged.org.uk

Providing advice,
support and companionship for the elderly.
CSAS Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service

CSAS

020 7901 1920
www.csas.uk.net

For advice and guidance relating to safeguarding within the Catholic Church
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CEDAR
080 8200 0247
www.cedar.uk.net

24 hour confidential advice and support for those suffering domestic abuse
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Online Safety
Links to Guidance on Online Safety

A number of websites and organisations to help keep you safe when you are online
WHO TO CONTACT

If you have a concern, however small, about children or adults at risk, please contact us. The Parish Safeguarding representatives are contactable through the Parish Office: 0208 862 2160 or by email: ealingsg@ealingabbey.org.uk

You can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding team on: 0207 798 9350 or by email: geraldineallen@rcdow.org.uk.

If there is imminent danger/risk please phone the Police on 999

For Parish queries email ealingsg@ealingabbey.org.uk or phone 0208 862 2160