Safeguarding Policies

The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of the whole Church. Everyone who participates in the life of the Church has a role to play in promoting a Safer Church for all. The Church of England safeguarding policy statement is based on 5 foundations and offers 6 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.

This policy applies to all Church Bodies and Church Officers. Full understanding of, and adherence to, our policies should lead to a deepening in the understanding of, and respect for, the rights of children, young people and vulnerable adults as people of faith in the life of the Church. Here are our safeguarding policies, which are renewed every year.

If you need to contact someone regarding safeguarding or child protection, please get hold of our Safeguarding Contacts.

Safeguarding Officer
Children's Advocate

The 'Promoting a Safer Church' document is publicised and promoted, and available to all Church Officers.

Access the 'Parish Safeguarding handbook and other C of E  resources.

Safeguarding Procedure for Dealing with Allegations or Concerns

The Parish Safeguarding Handbook states that the incumbent and the PCC will:

  • Have a procedure in place to deal promptly with safeguarding allegations or suspicions of abuse;
  • Report all safeguarding concerns or allegations including those against church officers to the Parish Safeguarding Officer/
    incumbent and the DSA.

We follow the guidance in Section 7 of the Parish Safeguarding Handbook, which is summarised below (open page to view).



Last modified on Tuesday, 16 May 2023 16:45

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