What is Safeguarding?
Every human being has a value and dignity which we as Catholics acknowledge as coming directly from God’s creation of male and female in his own image and likeness. This implies a duty to value all people and therefore to support them and protect them from harm.
In the Catholic Church this is demonstrated by the provision of carefully planned activities for children, young people and adults; supporting families under stress; caring for those hurt by abuse in the past; ministering to and managing those who have caused harm.
It is because of these varied ministries that we need to provide a safe environment for all which promotes and supports their wellbeing. This will include carefully selecting and appointing those who work with children, young people or vulnerable adults and responding robustly where concerns arise.
St. Joseph's Parish Maidenhead Safeguarding Team:
If you have any queries on safeguarding, please speak to one of the team:- Louise Wood, George Lam and John Lynn.
You may contact Louise Wood on 07783 684281 or get in touch with the Parish Office.
Safeguarding Training Calender
Up-coming Training Course
Please note that we are holding a Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (VA) training session here in the St Joseph's Parish Centre, Maidenhead in the morning of Saturday 7 July 2018. The course runs from 10am12:30pm.