Children learn what they live...

CSAS - Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service

NCSC - National Catholic Safeguarding Commission

Nolan Review

The Cumberlege Commission

The Bichard Inquiry 


Towards a Culture of Safeguarding

The Archdiocese of Southwark is committed to the safety and welfare of children and vulnerable adults. The Diocese co-operates fully with CSAS, the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service, which aims to help the Church become an example of best practice in the Safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, and develop a "culture of vigilance" to ensure that children and vulnerable adults in our care are kept safe from harm.


The Church has a responsibility to ensure all those who undertake work in the name of the Church are adequately trained in safeguarding matters. The Catholic Church is dependent on Clergy, Religious and Lay people using their skills and talents to nurture and support the Catholic community. Some will be paid employees, but the majority undertake their work on a voluntary basis. Whilst some will recognise their role as a volunteer, many rightly see their caring and support contribution as part of their Christian responsibility and ministry. But we all have a role to play in safeguarding the young or adults who may be at risk and it is for this reason that the Catholic Church in England and Wales has worked with EduCare to bring you an e-learning package that will raise awareness throughout the Catholic Community in our countries. The e-learning package is part of the Church’s commitment to safeguarding, and is available to all members of the Catholic community free of charge.

Please download the brochure to see the courses available and how to access them.

What do I need to do to access this training resource?
1. Email to register your interest.
2. Your email should contain your:
Email address
Name of parish/order/congregation
Parish Role
3. On receipt of your email the safeguarding administrator will register your email address
with EduCare.
4. You will receive a Welcome Email from EduCare where you will set your password.


Our next training sessions are in the process of being planned.
In the meantime, if your parish or deanery has a specific training  need then please contact us directly

Fax: 020 7803 4936
Post: Safeguarding Office, St Gabriel’s House, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7FQ