As a parish and as a Church we are totally committed to the safety of all children and vulnerable adults. To find out more about our Diocesan Safeguarding Team and its personnel and our policies please go to the Diocesan website.

Our local parish safeguarding representatives are Pat Sweet for Wellington and Wiveliscombe and John Twomey for Taunton. 

Reporting abuse 

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. 

It is the policy of the Catholic Church in England and Wales to report all allegations of abuse to statutory authorities, regardless of whether the abuse occurred recently or in the past, or whether the accused person is living or deceased. 

If you are in any role within the Catholic Church in England and Wales, you must refer allegations directly to the safeguarding office for your diocese or religious congregation, or directly to the Police. 

If you are a member of the public, please refer allegations directly to the police and also to our safeguarding Co-ordinator Becky Cawsey  0117 954 0993