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.

Safeguarding Contacts Tel No.
The Diocesan Team – for contact or advice:
Fr Jeremy Trood (Episcopal Vicar)
Ms Eva Edohen (Safeguarding Co-ordinator)

2nd Floor Vaughan House, 46 Frances Street, SW1P 1QN

020 7798 9350 or 07803 634236
Personal Assistant to the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser,

Gabriele Sedda 

2nd Floor Vaughan House, 46 Frances Street, SW1P 1QN


Tel 020 7798 9356

For queries relating to DBS applications:

Jackie Krobo
Vaughan House 46 Francis Street SW1P 1QN


020 7798 9352

Diocesan Safeguarding Commission Chair:
Our Parish Safeguarding Representatives
Maura Lyons 07931 303 592
– 0800 800 500 or 42 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3NH or o
– Textphone service (for deaf people) – 0800 056 0566
Child Line
Free phone 0800 11 11 or for other methods of communication including online chat to a ChildLine counsellor, email, text and message boards.
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


Help the Aged on 0207 278 1114
Action on Elder Abuse on 0808 808 8141

Information on Safeguarding

Lucy Faithfull Foundation

Parents Protect

For parents and carers.

Stop It Now

For confidential advice for those who have concerns about others

and for those who have concerns about their own thoughts and feelings.
Helpline 0808 1000 900 or



updated 27 July 2012


The CSAS has been established to be responsible for driving and supporting improvements in practice. Its primary role is one of co-ordination, advice and support in respect of the wider job of safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

To access and view the national Safeguarding policies and procedures of the Catholic Church of England & Wales please go to