St Edmund’s parish is committed to the safeguarding policies of the diocese and of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, to promote a safe environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults and to protect them from abuse or maltreatment. The national policy statement, along with other documents relating to safeguarding, can be found in the National Catholic Safeguarding  Standards Agency (CSSA) website.

 Parish Safeguarding Contact:
If you wish to see a copy of these policies but are unable to access them online, please contact the parish safeguarding representative, Helen Kirby, by telephone on 07789 994906 or by email on The parish representative is also responsible for processing Disclosure and Barring Service checks (DBS checks, formerly referred to as CRB checks) on behalf of the parish.

Diocesan Safeguarding Contact:
If you wish to report an allegation of abuse or have a query regarding the diocesan safeguarding policies, you can make direct contact with the diocesan safeguarding co-ordinator, Mick Thurley, by telephone on 0208 5054199 or by e-mail on