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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 (0151 522 1043), 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 (0151 522 1043).  You can also contact CSAS (Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service) by telephoning 0207 901 1920 or via email at [email protected]



Police Emergency
Police Non-Emergency
Archdiocesan Safeguarding Department0151 522 1043
NSPCC0808 800 500
Child Line 0800 1111
Stop it Now Helpline 0808 1000 900
Action on Elder Abuse 0808 808 8141
Age UK 0800 169 8787 or 0800 055 6112
Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247
Local Adult and Children Social Care Services01925 443400 (Children)
01925 443322 (Adults)

Parish Safeguarding Representatives

Miss Celia Rigby
Mrs Doreane Child
Mrs Clare Lancaster

Telephone:  01925 630127

The Parish Safeguarding Representatives have responsibility for promoting good and safe practices in all activities involving children, young people and adults and for providing advice on child and adult safeguarding matters within the Parish. The Safeguarding Representatives are the link between the Parish and the Archdiocesan Safeguarding Coordinator.

The Safeguarding Representatives have relevant training and a sound knowledge of the national policies and procedures and know who to contact if a concern or allegation is raised. They have a key role in the administration of the safer recruitment process, including facilitating the DBS Disclosure process.




Safe Spaces

‘Safe Spaces’ is a free and independent support service, providing a confidential, personal and safe space for anyone who has been abused through their relationship with either the Church of England or the Catholic Church in England and Wales.  A telephone helpline and live chat facility is available from Monday to Saturday, 10.00 am – 6.00 pm (apart from Thursdays when the service is open 12.00 – 8.00pm).

Telephone:    0300 303 1056 (answerphone available outside of opening times)

Email:    [email protected]