The Trustees, Staff and Volunteers of Stella Maris are fully committed to the Safeguarding Policies of the Catholic Church in England, Wales and Scotland.

This commitment flows from the fact that we are all made in the image of God and the Church’s common belief in the dignity and uniqueness of every human life.

We start from the principle that each person has a right to expect the highest level of protection, love, encouragement and respect.

We will liaise closely and openly with statutory agencies to ensure that any concerns or allegations of abuse raised are promptly reported and properly responded to, and that survivors and victims are supported.

We will support any Trustees, Staff and Volunteers of the Charity against whom a concern or allegation is raised.

We expect all Trustees, Staff and Volunteers to have read, understood and adhere to this safeguarding policy and related procedures.

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