Serving The Catholic Community Within Wadhurst Parish

Protection Of Children & Vulnerable Adults

As Catholics we believe that human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative act of God and it remains forever a special relationship with Him.

According, we recognise that each human being, irrespective of age, or circumstance, should be accorded the dignity and respect due to a child of God.

In particular, we recognise the personal dignity and rights of children towards whom we have a special responsibility and duty of care. As individuals we undertake to do all in our power to prevent physical, sexual or emotional abuse of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Moreover, if any member of the parish has reason to suspect that abuse is being or has been perpetrated, we will report our concerns to the appropriate authorities.

Your Parish Priest
Rev. Father Martin O’Connor – 01892 782470

Your Parish Safeguarding Representative
Grainne Cotter – 01892 783656

The Diocesan Child Protection Officer
Mr Philip Wright
Bishops House
The Upper Drive
Hove
East Sussex BN3 6NE

Tel: 01273 241203
Fax: 01273 859717
Email: philip.wright@dabnet.org