Safeguarding & What Is It?
Every human being has a value and dignity which we as Catholics acknowledge as coming directly from God’s creation of male and female in
his own image and likeness. This implies a duty to value all people and therefore to support them and protect them from harm.
In the Catholic Church this is demonstrated by the provision of carefully planned activities for children, young people and adults; supporting families under stress; caring for those hurt by abuse in the past; ministering to and managing those who have caused harm.