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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Advice Line During Pandemic
CSAS can be contacted for advice relating to safeguarding within the Catholic Church, policy and procedures and DBS processing.
You can also contact us using email@example.com.
During the pandemic staff are working remotely Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and calls and emails will only be responded to during these times. If any matter is urgent then please contact the police or social services.
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You can find contact details for Safeguarding Coordinators on their respective websites (links to Diocesan websites can also be found in useful links section).
The national safeguarding policies and procedures of the Catholic Church in England and Wales can be found at Procedures Manual