The welfare and safeguarding of our children and vulnerable adults is a matter of concern for us all. Our parish is committed to the care of all our parishioners.
The role of the Diocesan Safeguarding Office is to assist parishes in their work with vulnerable groups to ensure a safe environment for all concerned. It is also the point of contact for all allegations of abuse of children or adults at risk in the diocese and offers assistance and advice to survivors and victims of abuse.
The Parish Safeguarding Rep is xxxxxxxxx:
e mail: xxxxxx
Mobile telephone: 9999999
If you have any concerns or questions about safeguarding issues please contact xxxxxx in confidence. In the case of an emergency or where there is an immediate danger or risk of harm please call 999.
The Diocesan Safeguarding Co-ordinator is Philip Wright:
Tel: 01273 859708 Mobile: 07747 007795
Social Services contact details:
For children: Phone: x999999 (Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm) and if an emergency outside of office hours or at weekends and bank holidays, please call 999999.
If the Emergency Duty Team line is unavailable and you need to report an emergency safeguarding concern, please call 999999. This number does not accept texts.
For adults: Phone 9999999 and if an emergency outside of office hours or at weekends and bank holidays, please call 999999
SAFER RECRUITMENT OF VOLUNTEERS WITHIN THE PARISH
All Volunteers who work with vulnerable groups must be safely recruited according to National Procedures produced by The Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service (CSAS). These procedures apply to all Dioceses in England and Wales.
Safer Recruitment means that all volunteers who work with vulnerable groups must:
Complete an Application Form which includes the supply of two references
Complete a Safeguarding Self Declaration Form in which any past convictions, cautions or involvement in care proceedings must be declared
Above forms available via Diocesan web site Safeguarding or from Parish Rep
Complete a Disclosure & Barring Service Application which will be sent out by the Safeguarding Office
Meet with the Parish Rep to have the back of the DBS and ID Forms completed and three original ID documents seen and photocopied
We would recommend that anyone working as a volunteer in our Parish completes the Application form and supplies two referees who are not involved in the volunteering role.
Diocese of Arundel & Brighton Safeguarding
Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service