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 and Wales 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 :

For more details please refer to the following website @

If you are in any role within the Catholic Church in England and Wales, 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.

You can contact the Archdiocese of Southwark Safeguarding Office by telephoning 0207 261 1606 or via email at

The safeguarding representative for St. Ann's parish is Mrs. Kate Cotton and can be contacted via...07440190716.

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have issued a statement on safeguarding after their plenary meeting from 16-19 November 2020 which you may access @ Please click here...