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We are all made in the “image and likeness of God.” Given this clear truth of faith, all abuse, always and everywhere, is wrong. It is a serious crime. We will do all that we can to eradicate it and to support anyone who is, or has been, a survivor of abuse, whether as a child or vulnerable adult.


We do this inspired by the love and compassion of Jesus Christ and following the Safeguarding principles and policies of the Diocese of Brentwood. These are based on statutory guidelines and policies, which inform national guidance within the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

If you know or believe that a child or vulnerable adult is in danger of being abused, or is subject to abuse, then immediately dial 999 for the police, who will help you.

If you want to talk about an allegation of abuse, or if you are a survivor of historic abuse and want to talk about it with someone who will listen with sensitivity and care, then please contact our parish safeguarding representative Jane or Tara or speak with Fr John or Fr Gary; any of them will help you. An email or phone call to the Parish Office where you simply say you want to speak confidentially will ensure you are swiftly linked to the right person.

You can also phone the national “safe space” helpline on 0300 303 1056. This is a dedicated helpline for anyone who has been a victim of abuse in a Catholic or Church of England faith setting (church, school, or anywhere else run by the church).

You will find more information here.

Our diocesan Safeguarding Coordinator, Simon Moules will also help in any possible way and he can be contacted on


The key principles guiding Safeguarding in this Diocese are:

Breaking the cycle of personal abuse

Download the PDF guide on how to break the cycle of personal abuse.