Promoting a safer church

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.


• 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.

Please contact our Safeguarding Advisers below with any concerns.

Angie Seddon

Parish Safeguarding

01242 673612

[email protected]

Canon Judith Knight

Diocesan Safeguarding Officer

01452 410022

[email protected]

Local Authority Social Services

01452 328213

If there is immediate risk or danger, please contact the police on 101.

For more information about the Diocesan Safeguarding policy, click here.