Safeguarding Children, Young People and Adults at Risk
Every human being has a value and dignity which we in the Church and as Salesians acknowledge as coming from God's creation of male and female in his own image and likeness. This implies a duty to value all people and to support them and protect them from harm.
The Salesians of Don Bosco are committed to observe the Safeguarding Policies of the Catholic Church in England, Wales and Scotland in line with the standards, policies and procedures enunciated by Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency (CSSA) and the Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency (SCSSA), believing that every child, young person and adult at risk has a right to expect the highest level of care, protection, love, encouragement and respect.
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, Wales and Scotland 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, Wales, and Scotland 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 the safeguarding office in your diocese; the relevant diocesan safeguarding office can be located using the interactive map on the links page of the Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency (CSSA) website www.catholicsafeguarding.org.uk. Contact details will be shown when you click on the relevant area of the map. You can also contact CSSA by telephoning 0207 901 1920 or via email at email@example.com.
If your safeguarding concern is about a Salesian work or context please contact the Religious Life Safeguarding Service (RLSS) at Safeguarding@religioussafeguarding.org (Phone No. 0151 556 2311) or the Safeguarding Lead at the Salesian Provincial Office, Thornleigh House, Sharples Park, Bolton, BL1 6PQ firstname.lastname@example.org