The Franciscan Custody in the UK co-operates fully with the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service (CSAS) in England and the Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Service (SCSS) to ensure the safety and welfare of all children and adults at risk.

Safeguarding staff within the Custody liaise closely with the statutory agencies to ensure that any allegations of abuse are promptly and thoroughly investigated and, where appropriate, survivors supported and perpetrators held to account.

Any concerns can be raised with our Custos (regional leader) Fr Michael Copps OFM, Franciscan Friary, 557-559 High Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0RB. Tel: 020 8504 7547. Email: