National Catholic Safeguarding Commission (NCSC)

See the Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth Safeguarding Policies here:

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, or would like to join the team,
please speak to George Lam or Bernice Fernandes via [email protected]
or get in touch with the Parish Office.

E-Learning Safeguarding Awareness

The Catholic Trust for England and Wales has purchased a package of e-learning programmes available to all members of the Catholic community free of charge.

The subjects covered are Child Protection, Child protection in education, Child exploitation & Online Safety (a must for parents), Safeguarding Adults and Mental Capacity. To access the training please register with [email protected] with 

  1. Your Name (Surname, Forename)
  2. Your email address
  3. The name of your parish/ order/ congregation
  4. Your role(s)  

Domestic Abuse

The Domestic Abuse Group of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has issued guidance on how Catholic parishes can support victims of domestic abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please click here for details.

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