Church of England Diocese of Lincoln Great and Little Coates with Bradley

Keeping Safe

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. You can contact 

the safeguarding officer Sandy Riley (01472 316 553) or the parish priest 

Father David McCormick (01472 280 477). If you wish to speak to someone outside the church 

you can contact the diocesan safeguarding team - their contact details are available here

There is also information there about other places from where you can get help or advice.

Full details of our safeguarding policy can be found here: Parish Safeguarding Policy