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God created us in his image and likeness  (Gen. 1) and our faith teaches that the dignity and worth of every person is to be respected and protected. Everyone has a right to be safe from harm, abuse, neglect and exploitation. 


It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure the safety of children, youth and vulnerable adults. Any concern should be reported to the parish, the Archdiocesan Safeguarding Team or directly to the police.

If you think a child or an adult is at risk or in an immediate danger, do not delay in contacting the police, by phoning 999.  

Our Policy

We are committed to safeguarding and ensuring that children, young people, and vulnerable adults are safe at church and within our clubs and activities. 


We follow the policies and procedures of the Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency (CSSA) which has issued National Safeguarding Standards. Our work is supervised and supported by the Safeguarding Team of the Archdiocese.   We practice safer recruitment of volunteers for every engagement with children and vulnerable adults.


All relevant volunteers and parish clergy have an up-to-date DBS certificate issued by the government’s Disclosure and Barring Service.

“Children” is anyone under the age of 18 years old.

“Vulnerable adult” is a person aged 18 or over who, by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness is, or may be, unable to take care of him/herself against “significant harm” or “exploitation”.

Safeguarding representatives Deacon Bill Ball, Maria Parker and Diane Tierney liaise with the Parish Priest and the safeguarding team of the Archdiocese of Liverpool.  We want to make parishioners aware of the importance of protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults; that our procedures for recruiting are robust, and that we have a culture of transparency and openness.

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