Roman Catholic Diocese of Northampton
SAFEGUARDING POLICY STATEMENT
I am grateful to the Diocesan Safeguarding Office, the Diocesan Safeguarding Commission and our Parish Safeguarding Representatives for their tireless work in making the Church a safer place for everyone, especially children and those who are vulnerable. Please be assured that any safeguarding concerns raised, will be treated with appropriate professional attention. All allegations are referred to the statutory authorities in line with the national safeguarding directives of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
May all of us be vigilant and determined that those who come into contact with the Church will experience the abundant life offered us by the Good Shepherd, and not the pain and hurt many victims have unfortunately come to know.
✠ David J. Oakley – Bishop of Northampton
Bishop David is available to meet with anyone affected by abuse, as a victim, survivor, their families or supporters, where private discussions can take place in a safe and non-judgemental environment.
Bishop David has ensured that he is able to meet with people affected by abuse on a bi-monthly basis or more frequently, depending on your request.
These sessions can be accessed through
our Safeguarding Office – on 01604 723514
or safeguarding @ northamptondiocese.com.
We will liaise closely and openly with statutory agencies to ensure that any concerns or allegations of abuse that are raised are promptly reported and properly investigated, victims supported and perpetrators held to account.
Parish Safeguarding Representative: Simon Worthy
Diocesan Safeguarding Coordinator: Danielle Dixon – 01604 723514 or 07833 050628 or safeguarding @ northamptondiocese.com