Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults

Reporting abuse 
If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or adult at risk, do not delay in contacting the police, using 999 if a child or adult is believed to be in immediate danger.
It is the policy of the Catholic Church in England and Wales to report all allegations of abuse to statutory authorities, regardless of whether the abuse occurred recently or in the past, or whether the accused person is living or deceased.
If you are in any role within the Catholic Church in England and Wales, you must refer allegations directly to the safeguarding office for your diocese or religious congregation, or directly to the Police.
If you are a member of the public, please refer allegations directly to the police and also to the safeguarding office in your diocese. You can contact the Archdiocese of Southwark Safeguarding Office by telephoning 0207 261 1606 or via email at

Parish Safeguarding Representatives have special responsibility for promoting good and safe practices in all activities involving children, young people and adults at risk. 

Sacred Heart Parish Safeguarding Representatives are:
Jenny Cairns
Jo Granger
Nandita Nelson
They can be contacted
via email at
and on tel: 07906 856 183.

The Parish Safeguarding policy can be read and downloaded by clicking here.

The Safeguarding Code of Good Practice can be read and downloaded by clicking here.

Parish Safeguarding Reps
Diocesan Safeguarding Policy