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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; (the relevant Diocesan safeguarding office can be located using the interactive map on the links page of this website - contact details will be shown when you click on the relevant area of the map). You can also contact CSAS by telephoning 0207 901 1920 or via email at


In addition to the safeguarding coordinators based in the 22 diocesan safeguarding offices there are safeguarding coordinators for each of the five religious safeguarding commissions that exist for a single religious order or a cluster of orders linked to education. 

Contact details for the safeguarding coordinators for the 6 religious commissions are below:


Contact details

The Institute of our Lady of Mercy (IOLM)
Tel: 0114 235 154

Society of Jesus (Jesuits)
Tel: 0207 499 0285

The Society of The Divine Saviour (Salvatorians)
Tel: 0208 427 1955

The Safeguarding Commission for Orders in Education (SCOE)

Buckfast Abbey
Tel: 01364 645577

Ampleforth Abbey
Tel: 01439 766096

Find your diocese

Click an area of England or Wales to find out where your local diocese is.

Diocese of Arundel & Brighton

Bishop's House, The Upper Drive, Hove, BN3 6NB

01273 241203