ENGLISH MARTYRS PARISH SAFEGUARDING
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)
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
Tel: 020 7261 1606
St Gabriel’s House
Westminster Bridge Road
Other useful contacts:
Child Protection Emergency Helpline
020 8697 6006
Churches Child Protection Advisory Service Helpline
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.