For details about Safeguarding, please contact:

Dave West is our parish safeguarding officer. His email is: PSR.frome.stcatharine@cliftondiocese.com

As a parish and as a diocese we are committed to the safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults.

Our parish recognises and follows the CSAS (Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service) policies and procedures.

Our diocese’s safeguarding details can be found at https://cliftondiocese.com/departments/safeguarding/.

Reporting abuse:

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. 

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. 

If you are a member of the public, please refer allegations directly to the police and also to our safeguarding Co-ordinator Becky Cawsey  0117 954 0993