Following the Final Report of the Nolan Committee about Protection of Child and Young People, the Catholic Office for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults (COPCA) has been set up by the Bishops of England and Wales. 
In our Parish, we take seriously of our responsibility for the protection of children and young people. We do our utmost to ensure a safe and secure environment for the provision of spiritual, catechetical and pastoral care, and activities in the parish.

We will liaise with statutory agencies to ensure that any allegation of abuse is dealt with promptly and properly, any victim is supported and any perpetrator is held to account. All groups in the diocese are committed to establishing high standards of practice.   

Anyone with concerns about a child or vulnerable adults in this parish or who requires information on our procedures should contact one of the following.

Fr Anton Vijayan (Parish Priest)
01634 717582

Monica O’Brien (Safeguarding Rep)           
01634 - 722371

Our Diocesan Officers are as follows:

Father Stephen Wymer
Episcopal Vicar for Safeguarding

Sister Jane Bertelsen 
Religious Advisor for Safeguarding

Mrs Helen Sheppard
Safguarding Co-ordinator
Tel: 020 7261 1606

Website: www.rcsouthwark.co.uk/safeguarding.html
Email: office@sgo-rcdsouthwark.org 

Postal Address: 
Safeguarding Office
St Gabriel’s House
Westminster Bridge Road

Other useful contacts: 

Child Protection Emergency Helpline
020 8697 6006 

0800 1111 

Churches Child Protection Advisory Service Helpline
01322 660011

NSPCC (24 hours a day)
0800 800 500

The Cumberlege Commission Report - you can read the full Report and it s recommendations on the Cumberlege Commission website. Please click here.