Safeguarding

The Parish is in the process of appointing a new Safeguarding Officer (also known as Parish Safeguarding Representative).

The current Parish Safeguarding Representative is Catherine Everidge.

Details of the new Safeguarding Officer for Sacred Heart Parish will be published on this page as soon as the appointment has been made and hand overs affected. Please read the Parish, and the Westminster Diocese, policy on Safeguarding and what to do if you are concerned about the welfare of a child or adult at risk, below.

https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/teddington/safeguarding/

In summary: If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or adult at risk, do not delay in contacting the police, using 999 if a child or adult is believed to be in immediate danger.

If you are a member of the public, please refer allegations directly to the police and also to the safeguarding office in your diocese; (the relevant Diocesan safeguarding office can be located using the interactive map on the links page of the CSAS website www.csas.uk.net – contact details will be shown when you click on the relevant area of the map). You can also contact CSAS by telephoning 0207 901 1920 or via email at admin@csas.uk.net

It is the policy of the Catholic Church in England and Wales to report all allegations of abuse to statutory authorities, regardless of whether the abuse occurred recently or in the past, or whether the accused person is living or deceased.

If you are in any role within the Catholic Church in England and Wales, you must refer allegations directly to the safeguarding office for your diocese or religious congregation, or directly to the Police.