We recommend that everyone should complete the free online safeguarding training but particularly those working with children and/or vulnerable adults. Please click on the link to the right for full details of the (E-learning) training modules and how to access them

As Catholics we believe that human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative act of God and it remains forever in a special relationship with Him. Accordingly, we recognise that each human being, irrespective of age or circumstance, should be accorded the dignity and respect due to a child of God.

The Church as a community has a duty to follow the command to love by valuing and protecting the vulnerable. Children are the most vulnerable and have the greatest entitlement to protection.

In order to assist this, Bishop Alan Williams has appointed Mr Simon Moules as his Safeguarding Co-ordinator, Father David Clemens as the Clergy Adviser for Safeguarding and Abbot Hugh Allan as the Religious Adviser for Safeguarding to act on his behalf in these matters. They in turn are assisted by a group of qualified people with experience in safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

The diocese confirms that in matters of the alleged abuse of children the ‘Paramount Principle’ will be maintained, that is the welfare of the child is the paramount consideration in all matters concerning the protection of children. Legally, someone is defined as a child up to his/her 18th birthday.

For advice and information regarding safeguarding matters, the Safeguarding Board consists of those persons listed below.

National Safeguarding Training

All clergy and religious orders welcome
Mon 7th Oct 2019
10:00
Chigwell Convent
Booking info

Please confirm attendance with the Bishop’s office.

National Safeguarding Training

All clergy and religious orders welcome
Wed 13th Nov 2019
10:00
Chigwell Convent
Booking info

Please confirm attendance with the Bishop’s office.

Safeguarding

Safeguarding Co-ordinator Mr Simon Moules BA (Hons), DipS/W
P.A. to the Safeguarding Coordinator Mrs Johanna Peluso
__________ Safeguarding Board Membership __________
Safeguarding Chairman Mrs Linda Ransom M.B.E. Dip (Social Administration), Cert. S/W, Dip (Child Protection)
Safeguarding Vice Chairman Mr Mark Fookes BSc (Hons), DipS/W
Religious Adviser for Safeguarding Rt Rev Abbot Hugh Allan BA, O Praem
Clergy Adviser for Safeguarding Rev David Clemens BPh, STB, STL
Rev Mgr Canon Kevin Hale Vicar General
Mrs Ann Ross
Mr David O'Brien LLB (Hons), DipS/W, CQS/W, Barrister at Law
Detective Superintendent Zena Marshall, Metropolitan Police
Rev Dominic Howarth MA, STL
Rev Robert White (Ord)
Sister Jude Groden, RSM
Consultant on Canon Law matters and communications Rev John Harvey BA (Div), JCL, MCL, KHS