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:- George Lam / Bernice Fernandes or email our Team: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01628 783988 or get in touch with the Parish Office.
Diocesan Safeguarding Coordinator can be contacted on: email@example.com / 023 94 216486
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.
Safeguarding Training Calendar
Up-coming Training Course – ALL TRAINING COURSES SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
PLEASE CHECK OUT THE E-LEARNING GUIDANCE & RESOURCE BELOW
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, e-mail address, your parish and your role in the parish. All details are on the parish website, our notice boards and with the Portsmouth Diocesan Safeguarding Office.