Resources and Links

Explore the drop down lists below for further information, advice, and resources.

Key Statutory Guidance relating to Children and Adults at Risk
National Safeguarding Policies and Procedures

CSSA (Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency) ensure that the Church’s policies on safeguarding are kept up to date with good practice and are accessible to people at all levels in the Church

Please click here to find all the Catholic safeguarding policies and procedures which apply to all parishes. This includes guidance for:

How to respond to allegations of abuse

Good practice when working with children and adults at risk

Safer Recruitment

Other Resources and Links

CSSA General Privacy Policy

Church Child Protection Advisory Service

DBS – Disclosure and Barring Service

IICSA – Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

NAPAC – The National Association for People Abused in Childhood

The Survivors Trust

NSPCC – National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children


The Children’s Society

Action on Elder Abuse


Freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline, run by Refuge – 0808 200 0247

Men’s Advice Line – 0808 801 0327

Rape Crisis (England and Wales) – 0808 802 9999

Respect phone-line – 0808 802 4040

Galop (for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people) – 0800 999 5428

Karma Nirvana – Karma Nirvana runs a national honour-based abuse helpline 0800 5999 247

Hestia – Hestia provides a free mobile app, Bright Sky, which provides support and information to anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know.

Chayn – Chayn provides online help and resources in a number of languages about identifying manipulative situations and how friends can support those being abused.

Imkaan – Imkaan are a women’s organisation addressing violence against black and minority women and girls.

Stay Safe East – Stay Safe East provides advocacy and support services to disabled victims and survivors of abuse.

SignHealth – SignHealth provides domestic abuse service support for deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL) 020 3947 2601 –

Sexual Assault Referral Centres – Sexual Assault Referral Centres provide advice and support services to victims and survivors of sexual assault or abuse.

Cedar – Catholics experiencing domestic abuse resources