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 well-being of a child or vulnerable adult, or if you are concerned that something at church is not right, please use the contact below.

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

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

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.