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Key Statutory Guidance relating to Children and Adults at Risk

Children - Working Together 2018

Adults at Risk - Care and Support Statutory Guidance (Care Act 2014 Guidance)

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 find all the Catholic safeguarding policies and procedures which apply to all Parishes within the Diocese of Westminster in the link below. This includes guidance for:

  • How to respond to allegations of abuse
  • Good practice when working with children and adults at risk
  • Safer Recruitment

CSSA Practice Guidance

Other Resources and Links


Throughout our section, you will find links to external websites. Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly and ensure these links are accurate, up to date, and relevant. However, the Safeguarding Department cannot take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers.  
If you come across any external links that do not work, we would be grateful if you could report them to the web content team or at