The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church.
We are committed to:
- The care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with, all children and all adults.
- The safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults when they are vulnerable.
- The establishing of safe, caring communities which provide a loving environment where there is a culture of 'informed vigilance' as to the dangers of abuse.
For more information please download our Safeguarding Policy.
What to do if you have a safeguarding concern
Regardless of circumstances, if you see or hear something which makes you think that a child, young person or adult may be being neglected or abused in any way, you should not hesitate to report your concerns to the Vicar or the Benefice Safeguarding Officer. Do not attempt to investigate or resolve the situation yourself.
If a child or adult is in immediate danger, or requires immediate medical attention, call emergency services on 999.
The Benefice Safeguarding Officer is Lucy Laird. 01793 783519 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Download - Benefice Safeguarding Policy 2023.pdf