“Safeguarding within the Diocese of Salford is of paramount importance and the Diocese is dedicated to promoting the safeguarding of all children and adults at risk within its community. Salford Diocese aims to proactively embed a culture of safeguarding to prevent abuse occurring in the first instance and to provide support to individuals who have been hurt by abuse, and take the necessary actions to reduce the likelihood of further harm. Safeguarding staff within the Diocese liaise closely with statutory agencies to ensure that any allegations of abuse are promptly and thoroughly investigated and where appropriate, survivors supported and perpetrators held to account.” (From the Diocesan website)
In line with diocesan policy, we in the parish of St John Paul II undertake to do everything we can to ensure a safe environment for all our parishioners and visitors, and especially for the most vulnerable. All our parish workers and volunteers who have contact with children or vulnerable adults are required to have checks made with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), and whilst this is already well established, we are currently in the process of checking and updating our records, and arranging for new DBS checks where needed, as we complete the amalgamation process which formed this new parish a few months ago.
If you have any safeguarding concerns, our parish Safeguarding Representatives Katrina, Tara and Ged are here to help you and can be contacted directly via this LINK.
Alternatively, you can contact the diocesan safeguarding co-ordinator:
Dawn Lundergan (Director of Safeguarding)
Tel: 0161 817 2206
Mobile: 07436 157006