Welcome to the website of the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission.
“The Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the poor, to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and release to the prisoners.” (Luke 4.18-19)
These words used by Jesus in Nazara as he began his ministry lie at the heart of the work of the NCSC as it plays its part in ensuring children and vulnerable adults are safe within our Church community.
The NCSC was formed in July 2008 following the acceptance, by the Bishops Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW) and the Conference of Religious of England and Wales (CoR), of the recommendations in the Cumberlege Commission Report “Safeguarding with Confidence” (July 2007)
The work of safeguarding people needs to become part of the fabric of the mission of the Church and as such the NCSC is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Church’s Safeguarding policy for Children and Vulnerable adults, and for monitoring compliance. It is mandated by the CBCEW and the CoR to ensure that standards are met and policies implemented. It does so in the spirit of the Church’s call to “act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with God (Micah 6.8).
The NCSC sets and directs the work of the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service (CSAS) which was established to drive forward improvement in practice. Its primary role is one of co-ordination, advice and support in respect of the wider job of safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk.
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