The safeguarding policy of the Order of Saint Augustine, Province of England and Scotland.

As a member of the Conference of Religious in England and Wales, the Augustinians are full participants in the policies accepted by the Conference.  In April 2004, the Province published a simple policy statement and asked each house to display it publicly. The preamble of that policy statement said:

  • We, the Augustinians of England and Scotland, commit ourselves unreservedly to the protection of children and vulnerable adults.

  • We uphold the right of every person to live in safety.

  • We affirm our adherence to the policies of the Conference of Religious and the hierarchies of England and Wales and Scotland.

The four locations of the Province, all parishes with one retreat house as well, abide by the recommendations of their respective dioceses, including the implementation of policies and attendance at training days, etc. The Augustinians also hold training days for their own members.

There is also a member of the Province, currently Fr Bernard Rolls OSA ( ), who is the link person whenever an allegation is made. 

23rd January 2024 (Click below to view and download our safeguarding policy.)