At St Catherine's, the safety and wellbeing of all members and visitors is a primary concern and commitment.
If you have any concerns - major or minor / past or present - regarding the safety of anyone at St Catherine's, please contact us.
In the past, many churches and other institutions have unhelpfully and inappropriately covered up incidences of abuse or inappropriate behaviour. This approach has repeatedly failed in its duty of care. If you have concerns, please share them with us. By working together, we can help protect those who are most vulnerable.
If you have a concern, contact:
The Churchwardens: firstname.lastname@example.org
The safeguarding officer is Valarie Stanislas. She can be contacted with any concerns on the dedicated safeguarding email account: email@example.com
The following policy was agreed at the Parochial Church Council (PCC) meeting held on 12.01.2022
In accordance with the House of Bishops’ Policy Statements ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ (2017) and ‘Protecting All God’s Children’ (2010) and the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy ‘Promoting a Safer Diocese’ (2018) our church is committed to:
Promoting a safer environment and culture.
Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church.
Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.
Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons.
Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons.
Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others.
The Parish will:
Incumbent: Rob Harrison
Churchwardens: Mabel Doku & Eric Rose