St Augustine & St John Fisher Parishes are clear about its responsibilities towards safeguarding of the children and vulnerable adults within its community and recognises and, under the guidance and support of the Diocese' team, follows the CSAS (Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service) policies and procedures.

The local parish rep is Bernadette Thomson (Parish secretary) who administers the safeguarding clearance processes within the parish and promotes good and safe practices in all activities involving children and adults at risk.
She can be contacted at or at 0117 9833939 if there are any queries.

See our notice board area in the Narthex offering advice and support to anyone concerned about someone's welfare.

Our Clifton Diocese Safeguarding team are:
Safeguarding Co-ordinator:  Liam Ring
Manages the safeguarding functions within the Diocese, dealing with allegations of abuse, the implementation of policy and procedures, overseeing safer recruitment and training for Clergy, volunteers and employees.
Tel: 0117 954 0993
Safeguarding Officer: Becky Cawsey
Deals with allegations of abuse alongside the Safeguarding Coordinator and implements the national training standards in the Clifton Diocese for Clergy, Parish Reps and volunteers which is overseen by the Safeguarding Coordinator.
Tel: 0117 954 0993
Safeguarding Support and Administration Officer: Rebecca Monks
Provides secretarial support to the Safeguarding Coordinator, Safeguarding Officer and the Safeguarding Commission. Oversees the safer recruitment in the office and provides training on the safer recruitment process/DBS process to the Parish Reps.
Tel: 0117 954 0993
Safeguarding and Safe Recruitment Administrator: Emma Kayne
Ensures that all employees, Clergy and volunteers working with children and vulnerable adults are appointed in accordance with the requirements of safer recruitment and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Tel: 0117 9025597

Use this link to see the Clifton Diocese Safeguarding pages for more information

Reporting abuse 

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. 

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 our safeguarding Co-ordinator Becky Cawsey  0117 954 0993 

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