Protection of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
We take safeguarding seriously and have adopted the Church of England House of Bishops’ policy on Child Protection for all our work with children. All our volunteers have completed a DBS check and safeguarding training, and work under close supervision.
About our Safeguarding Policy
Most of the time at church we are like a big happy family. However, even in very happy families, people can have a bad day and even people we know and trust can upset us. We want to help everyone have good days all of the time. We try to make sure that people who have jobs in the church always behave well and in a way that is helpful to you. We never want anyone or anything in Church to frighten you, confuse you or worry you. It is important that you tell us if something is upsetting you or if you are feeling worried about something that’s happening or something somebody is doing. We have specially trained people who you can talk to and who you can ask for help. These people are good at safeguarding. This means they look after everyone’s safety. Caring for people is a very important part of our Christian life.
The people who can help you are the parish priest or the parish safeguarding officer.
Our safeguarding officer is Caz Dennis, Safeguarding Lead & Deanery Administrator.
Tel 01406 423460 or email [email protected]
Office Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Our Rural Dean is Rev Canon Rosamund Seal Tel 01406 424989.
If you wish to speak to someone outside the church you can contact the diocesan safeguarding team, the contact details are available from the link below. There is also information there about other places where you can get help or advice.
If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.
For general information about Safeguarding in the Diocese please click on this link