Church of England

Diocese of Bath & Wells



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:

⦁ Promoting a safer environment and culture

⦁ Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults

⦁ Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation

⦁ Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse or other affected persons

⦁ Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns/allegations of abuse and other affected persons

⦁ Responding to those that may pose a present risk

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.

People you can contact if you have any safeguarding concerns are:

⦁ Our safeguarding officer, Ed Strange: [email protected] (emails to this address to only to the safeguarding officer)

⦁ Our rector, Revd Guy Martin-Scott: [email protected] (emails to this address go only to the rector)

⦁ The Bath & Wells diocesan safeguarding manager, Ben Goodhind: [email protected]

You can download a copy of our safeguarding policy below.

Final_agreed_2018__The_Benefice_Safeguarding_Policy.docx, PDF