Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service (csas)
The CSAS website has a resource area which Reps might find useful. Click here. Form CM1 – for completion when an allegation is made or concerns are raised, has recently been updated. PSR’s can complete this if you receive a complaint or allegation (just complete what you can) and then send it into the safeguarding office.
victims and survivors
Bishop Peter Doyle is available to meet with anyone affected by abuse, as a victim, survivor, their families or supporters, where private discussions can take place in a safe and non judgemental environment. These sessions can be accessed through our safeguarding office on 01604 723514 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A Mass for victims and survivors of any form of abuse, their families, supporters and all those affected will be taking place on Saturday 12th October 2019, 12 noon at St Mary’s Church, Aspley Hill, Woburn Sands, MK 17 8NN. Followed by light refreshments in the parish hall, the parish hall will be open between 11.30am-3pm.
online safeguarding training
Within your Parish, would your Catechist volunteers be aware of the following when guiding children through their Holy Communion: know how to respond if a child confided in them, be aware of the importance of acting on your suspicions or a disclosure, know how to record concerns and the reporting process ? Safeguarding children training would help them and they can complete this in their own time. All they need to do is email: email@example.com and Lorraine will set them up an account.
Danielle is responsible for coordinating all safeguarding matters within the Diocese. Danielle leads in the implementation and management of the diocese safeguarding policy and practice, working closely with the Safeguarding Commission, the Bishop and Congregational leaders.
Lorraine is responsible for processing the Disclosure & Barring Services Certificate (DBS) applications. She offers advice on clerical matters and provides support and training to the parishes and the Parish Safeguarding Representatives, and in involved in the day-to-day running of the Safeguarding Office.
In an emergency, if you consider a child, young person or vulnerable adult to be in danger or at risk, immediately contact the Police or Social Services local to your parish.