CHILD PROTECTION POLICY STATEMENT
St. Chad’s Parish Response to the Nolan Report
We, the people and clergy of St. Chad's Parish, believe in the personal dignity and rights of children and take seriously our special responsibility to protect and promote their well-being. We undertake to do all in our power to ensure that the parish provides a safe and caring environment for children and young people and to prevent abuse of any kind. We will liaise closely with statutory agencies to ensure that any allegations of abuse that may occur are promptly and properly dealt with, victims supported and perpetrators held to account. All groups in the parish are committed to establishing high standards of practice, in accordance with parish and diocesan guidelines.
If anyone has concerns about a child in the parish or requires information on established procedures would they please contact any of the following. (The matter will be dealt with in the strictest confidence possible.)
Criminal Record Bureau Disclosures – In line with the policy of the Catholic Church in England, all volunteers and staff (Bishops, Priests, Religious and Laity) who work with or have access to children, young people, and vulnerable adults will be required to obtain a CRB disclosure through their respective Diocese or organisation.
The Nolan Review on Child Protection in the Catholic Church in England and Wales is here.