Safeguarding Policy Statement

The Catholic Parish of St Joseph is committed to the Safeguarding Policies of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from any form of abuse or maltreatment and to promote a safe environment for them.

This commitment flows from the fact that we are all made in the image of God and the Church’s common belief in the dignity and uniqueness of every human life.

We start from the principle that each person has a right to expect the highest level of care and protection, love encouragement and respect that we can give.

We will liaise closely and openly with statutory agencies to ensure that any concerns or allegations of abuse that are raised are promptly reported and properly investigated, victims supported and perpetrators held to account.

Safeguarding Information- DBS disclosure renewals
As mentioned in a previous Newsletter (June 2019) the Diocese now requires everybody in ministry with children or adults to renew
their Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check every 3 years. At St Joseph’s Parish there are over 35 volunteers who completed
their last DBS check during, or prior to, 2015. To manage the process of renewing DBS disclosures we will issue forms to volunteers
in alphabetical order by surname during these months;
Surname A – G June 2019
Surname H – P September 2019
Surname Q – Z October 2019
We will usually be available after each Sunday morning Mass to photocopy and verify original ID documents and collect completed
forms. Thank you to Parishioners who have completed and returned forms.
If you need further information please contact the Parish Safeguarding Representatives;
Maria Lammond; Tel. 01332 364882 Maureen Lammond; Tel. 01332 768311

Parish Safeguarding Representatives
Maria Lammond; Contact; 01332 364882
Maureen Lammond; Contact; 01332 768311

Diocesan Safeguarding Co-ordinator
Clare McKenzie 0115 953 9850

Contacting our parish priest

Each week Fr John is available to meet parishioners with no appointment.
The time and day varies each week and is given in the current newsletter (This time also includes the opportunity for confession.)