The Diocese is committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church. Supported by and in compliance with the policies and procedures of the Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency in England and Wales, we are striving towards a culture of safeguarding where all are safe from harm and abuse and where everyone is encouraged and enabled to enjoy the fullness of life In Jesus Christ through the prayerful, nurturing, supportive and protective endeavours of the Catholic Community, both individually and collectively.
The Diocese will ensure that any allegations of a safeguarding matter are responded to promptly and liaise openly with statutory authorities to support investigations, responding sensitively and compassionately to those in need, and ensuring perpetrators are held to account.
Our parish policy can be viewed here.
The parish is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. In your interactions with us, should you provide information by which you can be identified, then it will only be used in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
We will only collect the data we need to perform our services to you.
When you provide your data to us you will give your consent to us contacting you.
You can ask to change the ways in which you are being contacted, or the purposes for which you are contacted at any time.
We will make sure our contact with you is relevant and based on the preference information you give us.
Your information will be stored securely and only for as long as we need it for the purpose it was collected.
You can ask for your details to be deleted at any time and we expect you to keep us advised of any changes in your details so that they remain current and correct.
You can ask to see a copy of any information we hold on you.
We will not publish information about you which identifies you, nor will we pass on your contact details to any third party without your prior consent, unless there is a legal obligation to do so.
We will comply with the current legislation for data protection.
The diocesan policy can be viewed at https://www.abdiocese.org.uk/privacy-policy