Safe Recruitment

All employees and volunteers who have involvement with children, young people and/or vulnerable adults within the work they undertake for the parish are required to comply with the diocesan Safe Recruitment procedures. Each individual must complete a Volunteer Application Form to register for the role they wish to undertake, provide two independent referees and sign a confidential declaration form. In conjunction with this they are required to undergo a Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) Disclosure. Failure to comply with the above requirement will mean an individual will not be able to undertake their ministry. (Having a criminal record will not necessarily mean you cannot undertake your role. Each application will be appropriately assessed in accordance with nationally agreed procedures. Any detail contained in a volunteer’s CRB will not be divulged within the parish).

 A CRB Disclosure form can be obtained from our Parish Safeguarding Representative, Mrs. Brenda Coyle (see below), or from the Diocese by telephoning The Safeguarding Office. Please note that if you already possess a CRB Disclosure from another organisation, you are still required to complete a form from the Diocese, as we are a different registered body.    

The Diocesan Safeguarding Co-ordinator is Andrew O'Brien.

He can be contacted at:- Diocesan Safeguarding Office, Curial Offices, 2 Park Road South, Prenton, Wirral, CH43 4UX. Email:, or Tel: 0151 652 9855. 

Andrew also has a mobile number 07557 731492 for out of hours emergency contact, or to discuss matters requiring confidentiality.  

Our Parish Safeguarding Representative is Mrs. Brenda Coyle

She will supply the necessary application forms for those volunteering for work with children or vulnerable adults within the parish, and explain the procedures for filling them in. Her role is to ensure that as a parish we are complying with Diocesan policy in these matters. She can offer advice and guidance, she ensures the register of those approved for working with children and vulnerable adults is kept up-to-date, and assists the Diocesan Safeguarding Co-ordinator in carrying out our safeguarding duties.  Tel. 0161 972 0476.  



Then please contact either the Diocesan Co-ordinator or our Parish Representative as soon as possible.