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CSAS - Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service

NCSC - National Catholic Safeguarding Commission

Nolan Review

The Cumberlege Commission

The Bichard Inquiry 


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 Safeguarding Office prepare a regular Newsletter for Parish Representatives. The most recent editions can be downloaded below:

Safeguarding Newsletter 32 - February 2016

Safeguarding Newsletter 31 – September 2015

Safeguarding Office

Helen Sheppard 
Safeguarding Co-ordinator

Paul Czastka
Safeguarding Office Administrator

Fiona Giscombe
Safeguarding Office Administrator

Tel: 020 7261 1606

Email: - click HERE to email the office.

Postal Address: 

Safeguarding Office
St Gabriel’s House
Westminster Bridge Road

Father Stephen Wymer
Episcopal Vicar for Safeguarding

Sister Jane Bertelsen
Religious Advisor for Safeguarding

Southwark Safeguarding Commission

Mr Nick LongdonIndependent Chair, Social Worker
Mr Nick Johnson Social Worker (adults)
DS Mary CollerMetropolitan Police
Ms Prue JohnsonLondon Probation Service
Ms Sheelagh Prendergast LA Safeguarding Co-Ordinator
Ms Dale van Graan Independent Social Worker
Mgr Matthew DickensVicar General
Fr Philip GlandfieldCommunications Officer
Sr Imelda Fleming Representative of Religious
Ms Barbara Mills  Lawyer/Legal Advisor


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