One of the greatest tragedies of the Church in this country over recent years has been the terrible discoveries about the abuse of children. Though the Church is far from being the only, or even the worst, offender in this regard, the revelations have led us to put into operation very strenuous policies with reference to safeguarding


Protecting the vulnerable among us

Some Useful Links

The Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service Procedures Manual

The CSAS has been established to be responsible for driving and supporting improvements in practice.  Its primary role is one of co-ordination, advice and support in respect of the wider job of safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

The National Catholic Safeguarding Commission

The NCSC has responsibility for setting the strategic direction of the Church’s safeguarding policy and monitoring compliance.  Its place in the organisation of the Church, mandated by the Conference of Bishops and Conference of Religious, and with accountability across Dioceses and Religious Congregations is to ensure that standards are met and policies are implemented.

Diocese of Arundel and Brighton

Safeguarding Office

Bishop’s House,

The Upper Drive


East Sussex,


01273 241203


Philip Wright    email

P/A/Office Manager:

Eva Bouhnik      email

Safeguarding Leader:

Canon Kieron O’Brien     email

01243 782343