Safeguarding at Belmont Abbey

The protection and safety of young people and vulnerable adults is of paramount importance to the monastic community of Belmont Abbey. From the very beginning of the implementing of safeguarding policies in the Catholic Church in England and Wales, Belmont has taken this duty very seriously and, with the help of COPCA and CSAS and the Archdiocese of Cardiff Safeguarding Commission, we have trained our monks to put all the policies into effect as a matter of priority.

Recently the Conference of Religious of England and Wales published a basic set of guidelines for Religious called Integrity in Ministry. The Belmont Community has adopted the contents of this important publication as its own Safeguarding policy and has implemented them. Each member of the Community has his own copy of the book for personal study and reference.

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With the retirement of Sr. Monica Curran C.P. as the Safeguarding Representative of the Monastic Community and its volunteers, Miss Valerie Vaughan-Williams has been appointed and taken up the duties of Safeguarding Representative. Her details are given below, should you wish to contact her about any issue concerned with Safeguarding at Belmont. The Parish has its own Representative in the person of Mrs. Gabrielle Stanley, whose details can be found on the Belmont Abbey Parish website.

BELMONT ABBEY GENERAL TRUST
MONASTIC COMMUNITY SAFEGUARDING REPRESENTATIVE:

VALERIE VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS
TEL: 01432 376991
E-MAIL: safeguarding262@gmail.com

IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS RELATING TO THE SAFETY OF CHILDREN OR VULNERABLE ADULTS AND THE MONASTIC COMMUNITY, PLEASE CONTACT MISS VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS.