Our Parish Safeguarding Representative:

In the event of any concerns, please contact:

Helen Moulton - 07881933956

In an emergency, please follow the guidance below:


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 the safeguarding office in your diocese; Mary Rowlands, Safeguarding

Co-ordinator, via e-mail: safeguarding@rcdwxm.org.uk or telephone 01978 262726.

Haven of Light

Hafan o Oleuni

Action against Modern Slavery,

Human Trafficking and Exploitation

Throughout the world today, there are millions of people who are living in exploitative situations.

Whether in forced or abusive labour, sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, forced criminality, or other forms of abuse , men, women, young people and children are bought and sold and commodities.

We are taking action to do something about this violation of the rights of every person to be free. Our priorities include prevention, awareness raising, education, advocacy and support for survivors. We work in collaboration with third sector, faith and statutory agencies.



Modern Slavery / human trafficking is a crime and terrible violation against the rights of a human being by another, where men, women, young people and children are bought and sold as commodities to be forced to work, commit crime, sold into the commercial sex industry, forced into unpaid domestic servitude, or other forms of abuse.

This is a crime that does not discriminate between age, gender, race or social status, although individuals who are experiencing some form of vulnerability may be more at risk of being tricked, coerced, threatened or groomed into a situation where they become a victim. The perpetrator will control the person they are exploiting through physical, financial or psychological means, or all three, taking away his or her freedom.

Here at Sacred Heart Parish we are committed to educating our parishioners to be aware of, and responsive to, the plight of these vulnerable members of our society. To report concerns contact:

β€’ Within the Church setting : Safeguarding Officer Helen Moulton 07881 933956

β€’ North Wales Police : 999 in an emergency or 101 in non-emergency

β€’ Crime Stoppers: 0800 555 111

This service is available 24/7 and is always anonymous

Also online at crimestoppers-uk.org

For information about modern slavery including training and awareness raising sessions



Catholic Safeguarding project

Oversight of project

Good project management builds in good oversight. There is a Short Term Task Group, which meets fortnightly to review progress and give advice as the project develops.

From February 2021, this group will be combined with the Steering Group, which has continued since the Elliott Review.

This new Short Term Task Group is led by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon, and includes Sr Ellen Flynn DC, Fr Martin Ganeri OP, Fr Damian Howard SJ, Bishop Paul Mason, Ms Lyn Murray, Fr John Poland, Bishop Marcus Stock, and Canon Christopher Thomas.

The Project Implementation Team will report to each meeting on progress made and seek guidance where it is needed. Organising oversight in this way ensures that there is good representation from across the Church and that the Project moves in the way that was envisaged in the Elliott Review.

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