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, Reverend Bryan Dixon, or David Riley, St Peter & St Paul's safeguarding officer. You can contact Reverend Bryan on 01673-842759, and 07775 645035 for David Riley. If you wish to speak to someone outside the church you can contact the diocesan safeguarding team - their contact details are: https://www.lincoln.anglican.org/safeguarding-overview.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and of course we hope that you never have to contact us, but please believe that we are here to help, if required.