CSAS is the national agency for driving and supporting improvements in safeguarding practice within the Catholic
Church in England & Wales.
CSAS currently comprises:
• Director – Colette Limbrick, appointed July 2015
• PA to Director – Jo Utteridge, appointed July 2014
• National Learning & Development Adviser – Carol Parry, appointed April 2009
• Ebulk Technical Co-ordinator – Jacqueline Hunt, appointed February 2014
• Administrator – Amy Roberts, appointed April 2015
• Administrator – Toby Amos, appointed August 2015
• Administrator – Frankie Thomas, appointed July 2014
CSAS is based in London at: -
39 Eccleston Square
CSAS is an agency of the Department of Christian Responsibility and Citizenship.
This Department's priorities are: -
• Marriage and Family Life;
• The support of marginalised and vulnerable people;
• "Life" issues and the dignity of the person.
The Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales, through the Catholic Trust for England and Wales (CaTEW),
formally employs all CSAS staff. CaTEW are located at 39 Eccleston Square, near Victoria Station.
ROLE & TASKS OF CSAS
• Providing advice to members of the Church about safeguarding issues.
• Overseeing and co-ordinating safeguarding training within the Church.
• In the shorter term completing the development of policies that Lord Nolan recommended and others that are
outstanding, including policies on vulnerable adults, whistleblowing, information sharing and the national
• Ensuring the Church's policies on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults are kept up to date with good
secular practice and are accessible to people at all levels in the Church, with an emphasis on people in
• To develop a parish pack to support the work of Parish and Religious Safeguarding Representatives.
• Identifying, disseminating and celebrating good safeguarding practice in the Church.
• Being the point of liaison with other national stakeholders - both safeguarding units in other Churches and
secular organisations concerned with safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, including Government.
• Co-ordinating the work of the Review Panels and maintaining up to date lists of appropriately trained
investigators and risk assessors
• Producing an annual business report for the public and wider Church community which reviews the work of
the CSAS as a whole and reflects on the achievements of the Diocesan and Religious Commissions.
• Acting as the Registered Body for DBS Disclosures and in the future Independent Safeguarding Authority
To access and view the national Safeguarding policies and procedures of the Catholic Church of England & Wales
please go to www.csasprocedures.uk.net