A message from the Bishop:

‘I give you a new commandment: love one another; just as I have loved you, you also must love one another. By this love you have for one another, everyone will know that you are my disciples.’ (John 13: 34-35)

I am grateful that we have a very professional diocesan Safeguarding team who train, support and work closely with our excellent parish Safeguarding Representatives. But the duty to love one another, to protect and safeguard one another, is part of that commandment we have all received from Christ Jesus; at its heart is the duty to help protect the safety and dignity of everyone, especially the most vulnerable, and to respect, listen carefully to, and learn from, those who have been victims and survivors of abuse.

So Safeguarding of others is part and parcel of the DNA of every Christian; an essential characteristic of our identity as Christ’s followers, and so it must be reflected in the way we all seek to protect, respect, and treat each other with care. The responsibility for Safeguarding across our diocese is therefore something that we cannot simply leave to others.
Only if each one of us is engaged in this way of thinking and acting can we foster a lived culture of safeguarding across our diocese.

I urge everyone in our parishes and chaplaincies to give your Safeguarding representative your full support, and to join with them in fostering a deeper and more evident culture of safeguarding, care and protection for everyone. It is our shared responsibility to ensure that our parishes and chaplaincies are safe places for everyone, especially those who are most vulnerable in our society.

Patrick McKinney
Bishop of Nottingham

Reporting a Safeguarding Concern

To report a safeguarding concern please contact the Safeguarding Office by telephone or email.

Please note the Safeguarding office is open Monday to Friday between 9am to 5pm only.
Emails and phone calls are not monitored outside these times.

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or adult at risk, do not delay in contacting the police, using 999 if a child or adult is believed to be in immediate danger.

Contact Us

Safeguarding Office
St Hugh’s House
1 Castle Quay
Castle Boulevard

Victim and Survivor Support

CSSA Support

The Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency is committed to working with those who report having been harmed by abuse, regardless of whether this has been proven, to shape an effective safeguarding service.

Safe Spaces

Safe Spaces is a free and independent support service, providing a confidential, personal, and safe space for anyone who has been abused through their relationship with the Church.

Support Services & Organisations

Organisations, helplines, and statutory agencies.

Safeguarding Resources & Forms

Safe recruitment, DBS forms, and more safeguarding resources for those working in the diocese.

Safeguarding Training

Training towards a culture of safeguarding.

More to come soon...

The Safeguarding Advisory Panel

Appointed by the Bishop and acting on his and the diocesan trustees’ behalf, the advisory panel has both advisory and supportive functions. Some members are from independent bodies to the Catholic Church and act as an advisory on safeguarding matters brought to their attention from the Diocese.

Trustees Safeguarding Sub-Group

The sub-committee of trustees will make a regular report to the trustee board meetings about strategic safeguarding matters resulting from their regular meeting with the senior safeguarding co-ordinator and chair of the safeguarding advisory panel.

Meet Our Team

Rachael Campion
Director of Safeguarding

Jane Black BA
Safeguarding Support and Volunteer Coordinator

Fr Matthew Jakes
Clergy Safeguarding Lead
Safeguarding Officer/Caseworker
DBS Administrator
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