Review of CSSA policies and procedures

Review of CSSA policies and procedures

The Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE) has been commissioned by the Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency (CSSA) to conduct a thorough review of the existing national safeguarding policies, practice guidance and supporting documentation currently available...
World Day Against Trafficking in Persons – 30th July

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons – 30th July

The 30th July is the annual World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.  The aim of the day is to raise awareness of trafficking and to call upon governments, law enforcement, public services and society to improve their efforts to prevent trafficking by identifying and...
An invitation to survivors of abuse

An invitation to survivors of abuse

The diocese would very much appreciate hearing from people who have a lived experience of abuse, so that we can involve them in the work we are doing to support survivors.  We would welcome the opportunity to hear survivors’ feedback and ideas so that we can improve...
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The 15th June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  The abuse of older people is an increasing and serious problem, so it is vital to raise awareness of this to enable us all to take responsibility for preventing elder abuse in our communities. Elder abuse is a global...
Parish Safeguarding Representatives Conference – 13th May 2023

Parish Safeguarding Representatives Conference – 13th May 2023

The Diocesan Safeguarding Team held its annual Parish Safeguarding Representatives Conference at Buckfast Abbey on Saturday 13th May.  It was attended by almost 40 of the Safeguarding Reps that volunteer in our churches across the diocese. The day was opened by Fr...