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

Child Protection Awareness and Vulnerable Adults courses 2018

Refresher Training Course 2018

Creating a Safe Environment Course 2018


Up-coming Training Course



Child Protection Training – Saturday 30th March 2019 -- 10.00am – 12.30pm 

St Peter & The Winchester Martyrs, Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8RY

(Trainer – Sue Smy)


Vulnerable Adults Training – Saturday 30th March 2019 -- 1.30pm – 4.00pm

St Peter & The Winchester Martyrs, Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8RY

(Trainer – Val Croughan) 



NEWBURYSATURDAY 16th MARCH @ 10.00am – 12.30pm

St Joseph’s, 105 London Road, Newbury RG14 1JP

(Sue Smy)


WINCHESTER – SATURDAY 6th APRIL @ 10.00am – 12.30pm

St Peter & The Winchester Martyrs, Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8RY

(Val Croughan) 


TO BOOK A PLACE ON ANY OF THESE COURSES – PLEASE EMAIL/CALL Soraya Ciccarone, PA to Diocesan Safeguarding Coordinator & Diocesan Financial Secretary – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.023 92 816396 / 023 92 836511