Joseph’s Retford is committed to the Safeguarding Policies of the Catholic
Church in England and Wales, to protect children and vulnerable adults from any
form of abuse or ill-treatment and to promote a safe environment for them.
emanates from the fact that we are all made in the image and likeness of God
and the Church’s universal belief in the dignity and uniqueness of every human
from the principle that each person has a right to expect the highest level of
care and protection, love, encouragement and respect that we can give.
Joseph’s Retford, the Safeguarding Team consists of Sarah Dowde (LSR), Elaine
Brett (LSR), Irene Kirdzik, Michael Szarelis and Robert Macioszek. They are all
volunteers who are committed to promoting good safeguarding practice within the
· Making sure the Parish is aware
· Promoting good practice
· Processing applications for
If you require
general information or details of training events please email:
need to contact a member of the safeguarding team to discuss a confidential
matter please telephone: 07407 153465.
IF YOU HAVE ANY IMMEDIATE CONCERNS REGARDING THE SAFETY OF A CHILD OR
VULNERABLE ADULT PLEASE CONTACT THE POLICE OR SOCIAL SERVICES.
Markham Tel: 0114 256 6454 Email: email@example.com
Police Station: 0300 300
Children’s Social Care: 01777 716161 Emergency Duty Team: 0300 456 4546
Childline Phone number: 0800 1111.
Child Protection Helpline: 0800 800 500.
Women’s Aid: 08457 023 468
Samaritans: 0845 790 9090
NAPAC (National Assocoation for People Abused in Childhood): 0800
KIDSCAPE (Support for young people experiencing bullying or abuse):0270
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 200 0247
Parentline Plus (helpline for parents) 0808 8002222
Diocese of Hallam Safeguarding Commission co-ordinates and delivers a range of
training events across the Diocese. The current training calendar is available
on the Parish Safeguarding notice board.