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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 34 - January 2018

Safeguarding Newsletter 33 - August 2017

Safeguarding Newsletter 32 - February 2016

Safeguarding Office

Helen Sheppard 
Safeguarding Co-ordinator

Paul Czastka
Senior Administrator 

Fiona Giscombe
PA to the Safeguarding Co-ordinator

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

Maureen Kotalawela Independent Chair
Nick Johnson Social Worker (adults)
Mary CollerSafeguarding Representative
Ms Prue JohnsonLondon Probation Service
Ms Sheelagh Prendergast LA Safeguarding Co-Ordinator
Mgr Matthew DickensVicar General
Fr Philip GlandfieldCommunications Officer
Sr Imelda Fleming Representative of Religious
Ms Barbara Mills  Lawyer/Legal Advisor


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