Ealing Abbey safeguarding statement 

The Trust of St Benedict, Ealing Abbey is committed to the policies of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. 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 statutory agencies to ensure that any concerns or allegations of abuse that are raised are promptly reported and properly responded to, victims supported and perpetrators held to account.

The Trust of St Benedict, Ealing Abbey is committed to take all reasonable steps to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from any form of abuse or maltreatment and to promote a safe environment for them, by clear and visible safeguarding procedures

Our parish safeguarding is compliant with the safeguarding procedures of the archdioce of Westminster.

Westminster Archdiocese safeguarding

Westminster Archdiocese safeguarding

The Episcopal Vicar for Safeguarding and the Safeguarding Co-ordinator are responsible for the planning and monitoring of all aspects of vulnerable groups work within the Diocese, with the exception of schools. This involves responding to any allegations past or present, of inappropriate behaviour or actual abuse of children or vulnerable adults by any person working for the Diocese, either paid or voluntary, and liaising with the police and social services. It also involves promoting and implementing the National Policies for Child Protection or the Protection of Vulnerable Adults which have been adopted by the Diocese.

If you have any questions about Safeguarding or are concerned about a child or adult at risk then please contact the Safeguarding Team below.

If you believe a child or adult at risk is in immediate danger then please contact the emergency services on 999 

RCDOW Safeguarding Team

Episcopal Vicar for Safeguarding – Rev Monsignor Séamus O’Boyle: / 020 7226 3277

Safeguarding Co-ordinator – Geraldine Allen: / 0207 798 9350

PA to the Safeguarding Coordinator/Team Administrator/Commission Secretary – Gabriele Sedda: / 0207 798 9356

Safeguarding Officer – Natalie Creswick: / 0207 798 9359

DBS Administrator – Jackie Krobo: / 0207 798 9352

Safeguarding Support Officer – Arianna Sommariva: / 020 7798 9358

Our Monastic Safeguarding Representatives

Fr Timothy Gorham, OSB   020 8862 2177

Geraldine Allen: / 0207 798 9350

Other Agencies

– 0800 800 500 or 42 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3NH or or
– Textphone service (for deaf people) – 0800 056 0566

Child Line
Free phone 0800 11 11 or for other methods of communication including online chat to a ChildLine counsellor, email, text and message boards.

Domestic Violence
For emergency help dial 999.  CEDAR (Catholics Experiencing Domestic Abuse Resources) for confidential advice and support call 24 hour helpline run in partnership with Women’s aid and refuge 0808 2000 247

Help the Aged on 0207 278 1114

Action on Elder Abuse on 0808 808 8141

Information on Safeguarding


Lucy Faithfull Foundation

Parents Protect

For parents and carers.

Stop It Now

For confidential advice for those who have concerns about others and for those who have concerns about their own thoughts and feelings.

Helpline 0808 1000 900 or


The CSAS has been established to be responsible for driving and supporting improvements in practice. Its primary role is one of co-ordination, advice and support in respect of the wider job of safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

To access and view the national Safeguarding policies and procedures of the Catholic Church of England & Wales please go to

updated JL 30 October 2019