Safeguarding is Everyone’s Responsibility

For safeguarding issues concerning children, young people or vulnerable adults within the Parish of St Wilfrid, please ring 0151 522 1103 / 0151 522 1043 or email

However, if there is an immediate risk of significant harm, contact the Police (999) without delay.

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 the safeguarding office in your diocese; Telephone: 0151 522 1103 / 0151 522 1043 You can also contact Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency by telephoning 0207 901 1920 or email:

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