Safeguarding Representatives have special responsibilities for promoting good and safe practices in all activities involving children, young people and adults at risk.

Should you, at any time, have concerns relating to a Safeguarding issue please contact any of the following people.

Your Parish Child Protection Representatives for St Chad’s and St Mary’s
Mrs Andrea Brewster 01751 432928 and Mrs Cath Hackett 01751 417690

Dioceses of Middlesbrough Child Protection Office
Curial Office, 50a The Avenue, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, TS5 6QT
01642 850505

Dioceses of Middlesbrough Safeguarding Co-ordinator
Mr Mick Walker
01642 850505

Find out more
National Childline 0800 11 11
NSPCC Child Protection Line 0800 800 500  Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service


Ampleforth Abbey, Ampleforth College and St Martin’s Ampleforth are committed to promoting the highest standards of safeguarding of children and adults at risk.

No apology can ever be adequate for the suffering that has been caused to those abused by monks and lay staff, in our schools and parishes, and from them we seek a forgiveness we do not deserve.

We feel a profound shame at the sacred trust we have betrayed, and a profound sorrow at the lasting damage inflicted by the actions of individuals and by our failures as a community to put the needs of each child first.

We are renewing our commitment to work in a transparent way with the statutory authorities.  We are meeting with, and learning from, survivors of abuse, and in our community prayer and discussions we are discerning practical ways to enable a different, safer, future.

If you are a victim or survivor of abuse and would like to speak to someone, please contact our Safeguarding Co-ordinator, John Ridge, using any of the contact details below.  You will be listened to and your concerns will be taken seriously and acted upon as necessary.  If you would prefer not to speak to someone at Ampleforth, please contact Survive York on 0808 145 1890 or 01904 638813.  They have trained counsellors available to talk to you in complete confidence.

Fr Gabriel Everitt, OSB, Prior Administrator, and the Monastic Community of      Ampleforth Abbey 

February 2019

Contact details for John Ridge

Ampleforth Abbey, YORK YO62 4EN – Tel 01439 766043

*Ampleforth Abbey serves Our Lady and St Chad and St Mary’s