Policy Position On Reporting Abuse
The Parishes of Our Lady of Walsingham and St John Ogilvie, Corby take the safeguarding of its
community very seriously and follow the guidance as laid out by The Catholic Diocese of Northampton:
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, details here.
You can also contact The Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency (CSSA)
0207 901 1920
Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency
39 Eccleston Square