The Sisters of the Holy Family of Bordeaux are involved in many different ministries, many of which include working with children and adults at risk. They are committed to the Safeguarding Policies of the Catholic Church in England, Wales and Ireland and are guided by the procedures for good practice as outlined by the Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency (CSSA) (UK) and the National Board in Ireland (NBCCCI).
The Sisters’ aim is to encourage and ensure best practice among all their members and those working with them in their ministry with Children and Adults at risk.
The safeguarding representatives will ensure that any allegations of abuse are promptly reported. That the statutory authorities which may become involved are given the fullest support and that the person against whom an allegation is made receives appropriate care.
The Charity has a full and up to date Adults at Risk Policy which may be available on request.
In the UK the Sisters of Holy Family of Bordeaux have signed a contract with Religious Life Safeguarding Service (RLSS) to implement the findings of an Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) on the Roman Catholic Church November 2020 and the Elliott Review.
If you have any concerns about Safeguarding in relation to any Sister of the Holy Family of Bordeaux in England or Wales we invite you to contact the following:
Professor Michael Alder (Safeguarding Lead}: 01245 363649
Religious Life Safeguarding Team Tel no. 0151 5562311
Safeguarding Policy Statement for Ireland
In Ireland, the Sisters of the Holy Family of Bordeaux are fully committed to safeguarding children in all our ministries and to following best practice in all our contact with children. We have adopted in full the Child Safeguarding Policy and Standards of the Catholic Church in Ireland. (National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland – NBSCCCI).
As a constituent member of the Catholic Church in Ireland, we recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of all children, are committed to ensuring their safety and well-being, and will work in partnership with parents/guardians to do this. We recognise each child as a gift from God, and we value and encourage the participation of children in all activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.
All Church personnel (including clergy, religious, staff, volunteers and any other Church personnel) have a responsibility to safeguard children through promoting their welfare, health and development in a safe and caring environment that supports their best interests and prevents abuse.
Details of personnel to contact if you are concerned about the welfare and safety of a child or adult at risk in Ireland:
Designated Liaison Person and Safeguarding Lead
Roshy Pendanath: email@example.com
Gardai Freephone Number: 1800 555 222 (Reporting of child sexual abuse)