“The Diocese firmly believes that we are all a gift from God with an intrinsic right to dignity of life, respect and protection from harm,” says Bishop Alan.
“We will not tolerate abuse by any Church personnel or others involved in our ministries and services. We are committed to protecting all who are involved in ministries and services, and promoting the well-being and best interests of children and vulnerable adults.
“Our Safeguarding Strategy has an over-arching principle – Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility – for me as the diocesan bishop, for our clergy and religious, and for all our volunteers who are doing such wonderful work in our communities.
“This principle serves as the foundation for all safeguarding within the Diocese. It requires all who work in the Diocese, regardless of their position, to embrace and promote safeguarding and fulfil their duty to care for others and to protect them from abuse or harm, especially children and vulnerable adults,” said Bishop Alan.
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