Safeguarding

The Provincial of the Jesuits in BritainFr Damian Howard, as the Provincial Superior of the Jesuits in Britain, is responsible for all aspects of the work of the Jesuits in England, Wales and Scotland. Read more about our governance  The Chair of the Safeguarding CommissionKevin Barry is a retired Assistant Chief Probation Officer who also worked with the Ministry of justice, and who is responsible to the Provincial for the work of the independent Safeguarding Commission.To read...
The Society of Jesus in Britain is committed to the safeguarding of children and adults at risk. In this way it attempts to ensure that in everything it does in the service of Christ’s mission, building up the Kingdom of God and the Church, it continues the work of Jesus, who reached out to the vulnerable and the marginalised, assured them of God’s love for them, and offered them healing and mercy.To read about how to report concerns about yourself and/or others having been abused, or about...
New member sought for the Independent Safeguarding Commission of the British Jesuits.The British Jesuits have a well established Safeguarding Commission which is responsible for the oversight of the Society’s arrangements for the protectionof children and adults-at-risk from abuse.Commission members are drawn from across the safeguarding professions including that of the police, probation, social work and the Law. The Commission has a current vacancy for someone with a social care background...
New member required for the Independent Safeguarding Commission of the British JesuitsThe British Jesuits have a well-established Safeguarding Commission which is responsible for the oversight of the Society’s arrangements for the protection of children and vulnerable adults from abuse.The Commission is looking to recruit a member with a background and professional experience of working with vulnerable adults who might be at risk.Perhaps you have a social care or social work background in this...
Fr General Sosa SJ and Fr Hans Zollner SJ welcomed a group of experts from around the world at a conference last week at the Gregorian University, on ‘Child Dignity in the Digital World’. The conference was partnered by WePROTECT, a global alliance founded by Baroness Joanna Shields who is currently the UK Prime Minister's special representative on internet safety.  The conference delivered over 30 speeches, technical reports and a series of workshops by an unprecedented variety...
St Ignatius of Loyola
The British Jesuits have a well established Safeguarding Commission which is responsible for the oversight of the Society’s arrangements for the protection of children and vulnerable adults from abuse.The Commission is looking for two new members.It is looking to recruit one member who is either a serving police officer or has retired from the police service. The Commission is also looking to recruit one further member who does not have a specific professional background in child or adult...
Jo Norman
Jo Norman recently joined the Jesuits in Britain as the first lay Safeguarding Officer, a role filled since 1997 by Fr Mike Smith SJ.Jo trained as a nurse and health visitor before moving across to child protection work for Buckinghamshire Social Services.  Here she developed safeguarding expertise and in 1997 became an independent consultant specialising in quality assurance safeguarding systems within the National Health Service and schools.  She is the voluntary safeguarding lead...
Michael Smith SJ
The Jesuits in Britain are about to welcome a new safeguarding officer to the permanent staff.  She will be the first lay person to take on this important role which has previously been undertaken by  Fr Mike Smith SJ.Fr Smith was appointed in 21 years ago in 1995.  His role has been to follow up allegations of abuse, liaise with and support victims, to manage risks, and develop policies and procedures for better safeguarding.  He has developed a safeguarding awareness...
New members required for the Independent Safeguarding Commission of the Jesuits in BritainThe Jesuits in Britain have a well-established Safeguarding Commission which is responsible for the oversight of the Society’s arrangements for the protection of children and vulnerable adults from abuse.The Commission is looking for new members.It is looking to recruit one member who has a background in Social Services work and is also looking to recruit two new members who do not have a specific...

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