Westminster Cathedral strives to promote a culture of safeguarding where all are safe from harm and abuse and where every person is encouraged and enabled to enjoy the fullness of life in Jesus Christ through the prayerful, caring, nurturing, supportive and protective endeavours of the Catholic community, both individually and collectively.

This is demonstrated by the provision of carefully planned activities for children, young people and adults, caring for those hurt by abuse and ministering to and robustly managing those who have caused harm.

The Cathedral follows and conforms to the national standards for safeguarding in the Catholic Church which are set out by the Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency (CSSA)

If you have any questions about Safeguarding or are concerned about a child or adult at risk please contact one of our Parish Safeguarding Representatives: Sylvia Vernon ( or Trevor Koschalka (

If you believe that a child or vulnerable adult is at immediate risk of harm please contact the police by calling 999.

The National Safeguarding Policies and Procedures of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, which apply to all Parishes within the Diocese of Westminster, can be found on the  Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency website (