Policy and Procedures
There are a many activities being undertaken within the Catholic community, both locally and nationally, aimed at promoting a culture of safeguarding. One such activity is the National Learning Needs Analysis – a proactive initiative aimed at understanding what needs to be done in order to ensure children, young people and vulnerable adults are safe from harm and a culture of safeguarding promoted. Another activity, which fed into the Learning Needs Analysis, was the Review of Safeguarding Organisational Structures which was instigated by the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission (NCSC) in order to establish a representative picture of current safeguarding in the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
Towards a Culture of Safeguarding was published in January 2012 highlighting areas of good practice and areas that require improvement or development. The Review puts forward ten recommendations (appendix 1) to help further a ‘One Church’ approach to safeguarding and contribute to our journey towards a culture of safeguarding.
Link to the national safeguarding procedures for the Catholic Church http://www.csasprocedures.uk.net/
Link to the Catholic safeguarding resource area http://www.csas.uk.net/resource-area/
Link to National Catholic Safeguarding Commission http://www.catholicsafeguarding.org.uk/
Link to Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service http://www.csas.uk.net/