Safeguarding Policy

Each of our parishes has adopted the Church of England policy for a safer church.

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or is someone who may present a risk to others, please seek advice from the Group or Parish Safeguarding Adviser, the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer, or if necessary, report the matter to your Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police. Click here for useful contacts.


The Church of England safeguarding policy statement is based on five foundations(click here for details) and offers thesesix overarching policy commitments:

  • Promoting a Safer environment and culture
  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the Church
  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
  • Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons
  • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons
  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others.


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