Church of England Diocese of Bath & Wells Winscombe and Sandford

Safeguarding

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.</div>

At St James's 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.

The Parish Safeguarding officer is Jo Claridge

email: [email protected]

Telephone 01934 843014

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Glenys Armstrong 

email [email protected]

Telephone 01749 685135