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


Other Agencies


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


Child Line       Free phone 0800 11 11


Help the Aged 0207 278 1114                        Helpline 0800 169 8787


Action on Elder Abuse Helpline   0808 808 8141     


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


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


Lucy Faithfull Foundation    Information on safeguarding


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



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