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:
The National Safeguarding policies can be accessed at www.csasprocedures.uk.net. 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:
|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.