It is the policy of the Discalced Carmelite Order, Anglo Irish Province to do everything in our power to safeguard the welfare of Children, Young People and Adults at Risk to whom we minister

We cherish and affirm each person as a gift from God with an inherent right to dignity of life and bodily integrity which shall be respected, nurtured and protected by all and we strive to protect them from physical, sexual and emotional harm.

Everyone in the church has an obligation to ensure that the fundamental rights of all are respected.

These guiding principles inform our Safeguarding Policy. This has been drawn up to ensure that we take every possible measure to prevent abuse. It aims to ensure that none of its personnel or volunteers engages in behaviour that could allow abuse to occur or actions that could be misinterpreted by children, their families, or other adults as constituting, or leading to abuse.

If you are concerned about behaviour towards a child or an adult who may be at risk in a Discalced Carmelite house or by a Discalced Carmelite friar, please report your concern to our Safeguarding Lead.

Safeguarding Lead for the Discalced Carmelite Order, Anglo-Irish Province

Fr Thaddeus Ekuma, OCD

Email:                                  Mobile number: 0743891670

Safeguarding Lead, Centre for Applied Carmelite Spirituality, and the Carmelite Priory, Oxford

Fr Liam Finnerty, OCD

Email:         Mobile number: +447510175621

Carmelite Priory (Oxford) and CACS Safeguarding Policy documents and forms