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The Catholic Parish of Holy Souls' is committed to the Safeguarding Policies of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from any form of abuse or maltreatment and to promote a safe environment for them.

This commitment flows from the fact that we are all made in the image of God and the Church's common belief in the dignity and uniqueness of every human life.

We start from the principle that each person has a right to expect the highest level of care and protection, love encouragement and respect that we can give.

We will liaise closely and openly with statutory agencies to ensure that any concerns or allegations of abuse that are raised are promptly reported and properly investigated, victims supported, and perpetrators held to account.

If you are concerned about a child, vulnerable adult or a person in distress then you may want to contact your Safeguarding Representative Deacon Sebastian Grab on telephone number 07706 622888.

The Senior Safeguarding Coordinator for the Diocese is Rachael Campion email:  Tel: 0115 953 9849.

If you are applying for a role within the parish which requires working with children or vulnerable adults, you will be required to complete a safer recruitment process and a DBS Enhanced application.