St Winefride's Church Holy Cross Church

Parish Safeguarding




Most of us take for granted our right to safety and security and the sacredness of our own personal space. When someone ignores that and uses it for their own ends, we feel that infringement and usually feel it deeply. When someone takes advantage of another in an abusive way, their personal privacy has been seriously invaded. If a child, young person or a vulnerable adult is the victim, it is so much worse.

Every human being has a value and dignity which we, as Catholics, acknowledge directly from god's creation of male and female in his own image and likeness. This implies a duty to value all people and therefore to support them and protect them from harm.

In the Catholic Church this is demonstrated by the provision of carefully planned activities for children, young people and adults; supporting families under stress; caring for those hurt by abuse in the past and ministering to those who have caused harm.

It is because of these varied ministries that we need to provide a safe environment, which promotes and supports their wellbeing. Here in the Parish of Aberystwyth we take this responsibility very seriously. If you have any concerns please do contact the parish safeguarding representative, Kirsten Ferguson-Boucher, who acts as the link between the parish and the diocese.

Code of Behaviour

Do Not:
Responding to Concerns

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