SAFEGUARDING

Ealing Abbey Parish

Safeguarding Statement

 

The Parish of St Benedict, Ealing Abbey, is committed to the Safeguarding policies of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, to take all reasonable steps to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from any form of abuse or maltreatment and to promote a safe environment for them.

This commitment flows from the fact that we are all made in the image of God and the Church’s common belief in the dignity and uniqueness of every human life.

We start from the principle that each person has a right to expect the highest level of care and protection, love, encouragement and respect that we can give.

We will liaise closely and openly with statutory agencies to ensure that any concerns or allegations of abuse that are raised are promptly reported and properly responded to, victims supported and perpetrators held to account.

Ealing Abbey Safeguarding Representative: Maura Lyons  07931303592

 

Ealing Abbey Parish follows the National Safeguarding Policies and Procedures of the Catholic Church of England & Wales. These are published in electronic only form to ensure that they remain up to date.             See  www.csasprocedures.uk.net

 

Other Agencies

 

NSPCC 0800 800 5000 or 42 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3NH or www.nspcc.org.uk Textphone service (for deaf people) – 0800 056 0566

 

Child Line       Free phone 0800 11 11          www.childline.org.uk

 

Help the Aged 0207 278 1114                        Helpline 0800 169 8787        www.helptheaged.org.uk

 

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline   0808 808 8141               www.elderabuse.org.uk

 

Domestic Violence     For emergency help dial 999

 

CEDAR (Catholics Experiencing Domestic Abuse Resources) for confidential advice and support call 24 hour helpline run in partnership with Women’s Aid and Refuge 0808 2000 247    www.cedar.uk.net

 

Broken Rainbow Service to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people experiencing domestic violence. Helpline: 0300 999 5428      www.brokenrainbow.org.uk

 

Lucy Faithfull Foundation    Information on safeguarding     www.lucyfaithfull.org

 

Stop It Now  For confidential advice for those who have concerns about others and for those who have concerns about their own thoughts, feelings or behaviour. Confidential freephone helpline 0808 1000 900Email  help@stopitnow.org.uk

 

 

This statement will be reviewed on or before 1st February 2018