Our Lady of Victories

1 Fairfield Road Market Harborough Leicestershire LE16 9QQ 01858 462359


Safeguarding Across the Diocese

The Diocese of Nottingham takes great responsibility to deliver good practice in safeguarding, ensuring our church communities can thrive in a safe, enriching, and healthy environment. Having developed robust policies and guidance, the safety and care of all is integral to our ministry, faith and ongoing journey.


 Safeguarding Statement


Safeguarding within the diocese of Nottingham is of paramount importance and the diocese is dedicated to promoting the safeguarding of all children, young people and vulnerable adults at risk within its community. Nottingham diocese aims to proactively embed a culture of safeguarding to prevent abuse occurring in the first instance, and to provide support to individuals who have been hurt by abuse.


The Catholic Parish of Our Lady of Victories is committed to the Safeguarding Policies of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, to protect children, young people, and vulnerable adults from any form of abuse or maltreatment and to promote a safe environment for them.

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 care and protection, love, encouragement and respect that we can give.


We will liaise closely and openly with the Diocesan Safeguarding Team and statutory agencies to ensure that any concerns or allegations of abuse that are raised are promptly reported and properly investigated, victims supported and perpetrators held to account.


Following the publication of The Nolan report in 2001, the diocese has implemented robust safeguarding policies and procedures relating to the protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults, which places paramount importance upon the welfare of the victims and survivors of abuse.


The diocese recognises its responsibility in safeguarding the personal dignity and rights of all vulnerable people and is committed to taking all appropriate steps to maintain a safe environment.



Our Diocesan Safeguarding Team


The Diocesan team deal with all safeguarding matters, DBS processing and offer advice and assistance as necessary.


They are based at the Diocesan Administration Office: 1 Castle Quay, Castle Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 1FW 



Director of Safeguarding:                               

Rachael Campion




Office: 0115 9539849


Safeguarding Support and Volunteer Coordinator:            

Jane Black




Office: 0115 9539849
Mobile: 07884 354729


Our Lady of Victories Parish Safeguarding Representatives

Christine and Theresa  






For more information see the Parish Toolkit and Parish Handbook links below, and contact details of organisations who can offer support.


                          Parish Safeguarding Handbook                         Parish Toolkit


Safe Spaces provide support for those that have been abused by someone in the Church as a result of their relationship with the Church of England, the Catholic Church of England and Wales or the Church in Wales.

 Please see link for more information www.safespacesenglandandwales.org.uk/ Safe Spaces is jointly funded by the Anglican and Catholic Churches. It is run independently by the charity Victim Support, who are one of the leading charities providing specialist support to survivors of abuse in England and Wales. We work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and the respect they deserve.

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 0808 808 8141 (lines open Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm)

Childline: 0800 1111 (phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything – lines open 24 hours)

Cruse (bereavement helpline): 0800 808 1677 (lines open Mondays and Fridays: 9.30am to 5.00pm (excluding Bank Holidays); Tuesday to Thursday: 9.30am to 8.00pm)

NAPAC – National Association for People Abused in Childhood: 0808 801 0331 (support for adults abused as children – lines open Monday to Thursday: 10.00am to 9.00pm; Fridays: 10.00am to 6.00pm)

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse – lines open 24 hours)

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (phone if you are worried about a child – lines open 24 hours)

Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to – lines open 24 hours)

Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900 (preventing child sexual abuse – lines open Monday to Thursday: 9.00am to 9.00pm (excluding Bank Holidays); Fridays: 9.00am to 5.00pm)

Survivors Trust: 08088 010 818 (support for men who have experienced sexual assault or rape – lines open Mondays and Wednesdays: 10.00am to 7:30pm; Tuesdays: 10.00am to 12.00 noon and 1:30pm to 7:30pm; Thursdays: 10.00am to 4.00pm and 5.00pm to 7:30pm; Fridays: 10.00am to 2.00pm)