Safeguarding

If you believe that a child or vulnerable adult has suffered or is in immediate risk of suffering significant harm, for example, physical or sexual assault or theft of their property, then you should contact the police / your Local Social care Department immediately.       
 

Welcome

The Archdiocese of Liverpool is committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church. We affirm the One Church approach to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults through the promotion of a sustained and sustainable culture of constant vigilance.

The Church recognises the personal dignity and rights of all Vulnerable People towards whom it has a special responsibility. The Church and individual members of it undertake to take all the appropriate steps to maintain a safe environment for all and to practice fully and positively Christ’s Ministry towards children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond sensitively and compassionately to their needs in order to help keep them safe from harm.

The Church authorities will liaise closely with statutory agencies to ensure that any allegations of abuse are promptly and properly investigated and where appropriate, survivors supported and perpetrators held to account.

The Church wishes to ensure that its parishes and Religious Congregations have the confidence to enable children, young people and vulnerable adults to have peace of mind, knowing they will be cared for and loved by their Christian community.
 

Useful Contacts

CSAS 0207 901 1920 / www.csas.uk.net
NSPCC 0808 800 500 / www.nspcc.org.uk
Child Line 0800 1111 / www.childline.org.uk
Stop it Now Helpline 0808 1000 900
Action on Elder Abuse 0808 808 8141 / www.elderabuse.org.uk
Age UK 0800 169 6565 / www.helptheaged.org.uk
Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247 / www.cedar.uk.net
Family Action 020 7254 6251 / www.family-action.org.uk
Local Social Services
Cheshire -  0300 123 8123
Greater Manchester -  0161 234 5001
Halton - 0345 050 0148
Lancashire - 0845 053 0009/0845 602 1043
Liverpool - 0151 233 3700
 
Sefton - 0845 140 0845
St Helens -  01744 673337
Warrington - 01925 444239/01925 444400
Isle of Man - 01624 686179
 
To contact the Police in an emergency call 999 or other enquires 101  
The safeguarding Department Safeguarding Office: 0151 522 1043
www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/safeguarding