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 email@example.com
Hurt by Abuse – How to respond, listen, Support LeafletHurt by Abuse – Co-Ordinator LeafletHurt by Abuse – Safeguarding Lead LeafletSafeguarding Structures – A guide for ProfessionalsA guide for Clergy and Religious if you are the subject of an allegation of abuseSafeguarding with Confidence The Cumberlege Commission ReportNolan Report – A Programme for Action 2001Safeguarding Policy StatementQA FrameworkStrategic Business Plan