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Safeguarding

Safeguarding at Buckfast Abbey

Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service [CSAS]
The CSAS has been established to be responsible for driving and supporting improvements in practice in safeguarding. Primarily its role is coordinating, advising and providing expert support in respect of the broad remit of safeguarding children, young people and adults with vulnerabilities. To access the national safeguarding policies and procedures of the Catholic Church of England and Wales please follow this link: www.csasprocedures.uk.net


Buckfast Abbey is committed to the application of the Safeguarding standards and polices of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. This involves taking all reasonable steps to protect children, young people and adults who may be vulnerable to any form abuse or maltreatment by promoting a safe environment. The Abbey has its own Safeguarding Commission which routinely meets quarterly and otherwise as necessary to assist the Abbey in adhering to these standards. The Commission is supported by an Independent Safeguarding Coordinator, has independent membership involving statutory agencies and is independently chaired.

Safeguarding Contacts:

Independent Safeguarding Coordinator (Andy Kings) - 01364 645594 
Religious Safeguarding Advisor - Fr. Francis Straw
Independent Chair Safeguarding Commission (Paul Northcott)
Towards a Culture of Safeguarding
News: On the 20th of July 2015 the Catholic Church in England and Wales launched Safeguarding e-Learning.
The Catholic Trust of England and Wales has purchased an e-learning programme that is available to every member of the Catholic Community in England and Wales. Details of how to participate are posted on the Buckfast Abbey Intranet for those who work at, or are associated with, the Abbey. This e-learning package is part of the Church’s commitment to safeguarding, in recognition that we all have a role to play in creating an environment where every person is safe from harm and abuse.

If you have a role working with children, young people or adults who may be vulnerable, or if you are a parent who wants to understand on-line safety, we encourage you to read this e-learning safeguarding brochure. This explains what programmes are available via e-learning and how to access the programmes that interest you.
Individuals can access the e-learning programme via their Local Diocese Office, where it is available through their own websites under Safeguarding.

The Catholic Church is believed to be the first faith community, in the UK or indeed in the world, to offer safeguarding e-learning to every member of its community ‘free of charge.’


Abbot's Way Walk - 7th October 2018

A Buckfast Team walked from Tavistock to Buckfast, completing the Abbot’s Way Walk with 500 other walkers. Brother Andrew represented the Monastic Community in this our Millennium Year.

Blessed Sacrament Procession - 9th September 2018

Bishop Mark asked all the parishes of the Plymouth Diocese to have a procession of the Blessed Sacrament after the main Mass on the Sunday of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress held in Liverpool.

Mary: Icon of the Church

Mary – Icon of the Church
The Role of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Kindness: a School Mass

Kindness – a School Mass

Jesus says that we must love others as he loves us. We must think about what he might mean by this. In the first place we know that he showed his love by allowing ...

Baptism of Teddy

Baptism of Teddy

Living as a Christian means wanting to be a complete human being. We easily think of the Christian claim that Jesus is God, but we should also think that Jesus is a human being in the fullest ...

Talk by Field Marshal The Lord Guthrie

Talk by Field Marshal The Lord Guthrie - The Just War
Cancelled

English Benedictine Congregation Conference

The English Benedictine Congregation unites autonomous Roman Catholic Benedictine communities of monks and nuns and will hold their Conference at Buckfast Abbey

St. Simon & St. Jude - Votive Mass

Monastic celebration of Mass. Abbot Primate will preside on Saturday 27th October.