It is essential that everyone who enters a Church building, who attends a Church event or who comes into contact in any way with the Church, its representatives or regular attendees feels safe and is protected. This principle applies even more so to the most vulnerable in our society whether that be children or vulnerable adults. Therefore, the Church and the Church of England take very seriously safeguarding matters and undertake to ensure that everyone can experience the richness of church life in all its fullness, while feeling safe and remaining completely protected.

Therefore, the Parochial Church Council (PCC) of the parish of Coniston & Torver, and the PCCs of the parishes of Colton, Egton cum Newland and Lowick have each formally adopted the Church’s policy (Promoting a Safer Church) that puts children, young people & vulnerable adults at the centre of our concerns, and we have adopted the safeguarding policy and guidance agreed by the House of Bishops.

Promoting a Safer Church

If you wish to report a safeguarding concern, or require further information about Safeguarding in any of our churches or in general then please do contact one of the following:

Parish Safeguarding Officer Juliet Caldwell

Tel: 01229 861668

Email: [email protected]

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser Joanna Van Lachertop

Tel: 07458 016884

Email: [email protected]

Vicar Brian Streeter

Tel: 01229 861668 or 07505 048736

Email: [email protected]


Holy Trinity, Colton

John Tarr Tel: 01229 586174

St. Andrew's & St. Luke's, Coniston & Torver

Linda Inman Tel: 01539 441777

Nick Monk Tel: 01539 441225

St. Mary the Virgin, Egton cum Newland

Barbara Watson Tel: 01229 861638

St. Luke's, Lowick with Blawith

Simon Wood Tel: 01229 885213

Sue Wood Tel: 01229 885213

For further information regarding Safeguarding within the Church please do visit the Carlisle Diocese Safeguarding webpage.

Who else can be contacted in an emergency?


Children's Services Tel: 0333 240 1727

NSPCC Tel: 0808 800 5000

Childline Tel: 0800 1111

Vulnerable Adults

South Lakes Adult Social Services Tel: 0300 303 2704 or out of hours 01228 526 690

Action on Elder Abuse Tel: 0808 808 8141

24-Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline Tel: 0808 2000 247

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