St Columba & St John Fisher Parish in the Archdiocese of Liverpool
The Parish of St Columba and St John Fisher, together with the Archdiocese of Liverpool, is committed to the Safeguarding policies of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, to protect our children, young people and vulnerable adults from neglect, physical, emotional and sexual abuse and to promote a safe environment for them.

This commitment flows from the fact that we are all made in the image of God and the Church's common belief in the dignity and uniqueness of every human life. We start from the principle that each child, young person and 'vulnerable adult' has the right to expect the highest level of care, protection, love, encouragement and respect that we can give. Our Parish Safeguarding Representatives is:

The Archdiocesan Safeguarding Department can be contacted at:

Liverpool Archdiocesan Safeguarding Department.
Croxteth Drive,
Liverpool, L17 1AA.
Tel: 0151 522 1043 or 0151 522 1089
The Archdiocesan website has further information:

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 National Safeguarding policies can be accessed at The parish and 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. Our parish aims to:
  • Protect all vulnerable members of our community
  • To create and foster a secure, caring and welcoming environment where all feel safe, valued and respected.
Parish Staff and Volunteers
In accordance with the National Safeguarding policies, all of our Parish Staff and Volunteers who are working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are checked by the Parish Safeguarding Representative. This involves completing an application form with basic information about the person and the names of two referees; a confidential declaration form; and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) form.

The completed forms are sent to the Archdiocesan Safeguarding Office where they are processed and stored. All information is treated as confidential.