Safeguarding Matters

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The Diocese of Liverpool takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. We have developed robust procedures and guidelines. This section gives you the information you need to make sure that you protect those who are vulnerable.

What is safeguarding?
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and adults at risk and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding children and adults at risk includes the following aspects.
  • Emotional harm.
  • Physical harm.
  • Sexual harm.
  • Neglect.

Also for adults at risk, the following aspects of safeguarding are included.
  • Institutional
  • Discriminatory.
  • Financial.  

Why safeguarding matters

Everyone has a responsibility to keep children, young people and adults at risk safe.

All groups within the Liverpool Diocese which come into contact with children and adults should have specific safeguarding policies and procedures in place.

Liverpool Diocese PCCs need to make sure that the way their groups which work with children and adults keep them safe and do not place them at an unacceptable risk of harm.

They can do this through:
  • establishing, implementing and following good safeguarding policies and procedures including safe recruitment
  • ensuring all staff and volunteers are aware of and follow the organisation’s safeguarding policies and procedures
  • ensuring that all staff and volunteers receive safeguarding training.
Who to contact
Please use the Safeguarding Flow Charts to make sure you follow the correct process.

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Catriona Richardson, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

T: 0151 705 2153 or 07887 510946  
Adults at Risk

Ruth Reed, Diocesan Vulnerable Adults Adviser, for issues relating to the protection of adults at risk.

T: 0151 705 2161/0151 709 9722

For Local Council Adult Safeguarding Contact Details please click here
Please record the name of the person contacted and the time and date of that contact

Domestic Abuse

Helen Clarey,  Diocesan Advisor on Domestic Abuse, for advice and information relating to domestic abuse.

Victim Care Merseyside help and support

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Complaining and Whistleblowing

To find out how to complain about our safeguarding service or blow the whistle on a concern then look here

Making a complaint

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The Truth Project is an opportunity for victims and survivors to share their experience and be respectfully heard and acknowledged. The Truth Project is a very important part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse's work, as hearing from victims and survivors will allow us to understand the nature and scale of child sexual abuse, and to hear their suggestions for change.  It will also help us to challenge long-held myths about abuse. More detail about the Truth Project is available on this website

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