As part of the Catholic Church in England, Wales and Scotland, the British Province of Carmelites gives paramount importance to safeguarding the welfare of its members and those amongst whom they minister, particularly the most vulnerable.

The Province Safeguarding Coordinator is Miss Julie Courtney. The Coordinator advises the Province on matters of good practice in the area of Safeguarding, and is the link between the Province and The Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service (CSAS). 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.

Anyone can contact Julie with regard to Safeguarding issues within the British Province of Carmelites by telephone (07813 897999), by e-mail (click here to send an e-mail), or by writing. Written correspondence for the Safeguarding Coordinator may be sent care of the Provincial Office at the address below, and will be forwarded unopened:

Carmelite Provincial Office
The Friars

Kent ME20 7BX
United Kingdom

Safeguarding within the Third Order ('Lay Carmel')
For information regarding Safeguarding policy within the Carmelite Third Order, please contact the Safeguarding Coordinator.

Safeguarding on the Carmelite Pilgrimage to Lourdes

All helpers on the Carmelite Pilgrimage to Lourdes are expected to comply with the Safeguarding proceedures of the Catholic Association, including the completion of checks by The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau / Independent Safeguarding Authority).

Further information on Safeguarding

The Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of England & Wales
The Disclosure & Barring Service (UK government)