The Church recognises the human dignity and rights of all vulnerable persons towards whom it has a special responsibility. The Church and individual members of it undertake to take all the appropriate steps to maintain a safe environment for all and to practise fully and positively Christ’s Ministry towards children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond sensitively and compassionately to their needs in order to help keep them safe from harm.

The Diocesan authorities will liaise closely with statutory agencies to ensure that any allegations of abuse are promptly and properly investigated and where appropriate, survivors supported and perpetrators held to account.

The Church wishes to ensure that its parishes, Diocesan bodies and associations have the confidence to enable children, young people and vulnerable adults to have peace of mind, knowing they will be cared for and loved by their Christian community.

If you believe that a child or vulnerable adult has suffered or is in immediate risk of suffering significant harm, for example, physical or sexual assault or theft of their property, then you should contact the Police / the Care Agency (Social Services) Department immediately.

 In all cases where such a situation arises within a church or church-related context, then the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer should be contacted too.


Useful Contacts


Police (Royal Gibraltar)

Working Together to Make Our Community Safer



EMERGENCY 199 & 112

General Enquiries: 20072500


Care Agency

Providing Social Services for the Community

Enquiries / Reception: 20067653

Diocese of Gibraltar SAFEGUARDING Officer


The Greatest Wealth is Health

Ministry for  Health, Care and Justice

Government of Gibraltar

Reception: 20007386

All Enquiries: 20078528

Head of Adult Services: 20050813

Head of Children’s Services: 20075729

Children’s Services: 20050816

Children’s Residential Services Manager: 20067036


for further INFORMATION you may wish to try these links:
Holy See: Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors


Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children