Church of England Diocese of Truro Padstow


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We take the safeguarding and care of children, young people, victims of domestic abuse and vulnerable adults very seriously.

If anyone is in immediate danger, call the police on 999 straight away.

Reporting safeguarding concerns

If you have any concerns about the wellbeing of a child or vulnerable adult, or if you are concerned that something at church is not right, please contact Patrick Atkinson our Safeguarding Officer.

Safeguarding at Padstow Church

We are committed to the care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with, all children and adults when they are vulnerable. We work hard to ensure that we operate in line with current best practice, as recommended by the Church of England. These recommendations include areas such as day-to-day care, recruitment of staff and volunteers, DBS clearance and training. The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England website.

Please also see the Safeguarding Statement

If you would like more information, please speak to a member of staff or contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Patrick Atkinson.

There are several ways for you to report a safeguarding concern:


The Parish Safeguarding Officer, Patrick Atkinson.


The Parish Priest, Ian Gulland (01841534898).


Or, the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Sarah Acraman (01872241507).


All concerns raised will be investigated and action taken in line with safeguarding policies and procedures. Confidentiality will be maintained to the fullest practical extent. The main exceptions are when the law requires disclosure, or when someone is at risk.

Non Church Contacts


Samaritans – a non-church support charity

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Local Multi-Agency Referral Unit (MARU) for Cornwall: 0300 1231 116


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