St Mary the Virgin

The parish of Goldington is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of St.Albans’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

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Promoting a Safer Church
St Mary 's Church Safeguarding Statement

St Mary the Virgin Goldington Church is proud to be a part of the Diocese of St. Albans in the Church of England, whose Archbishops, Bishops, clergy and leaders are absolutely committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church.

Safeguarding means the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture. This means we will promote the welfare of children, young people and adults, work to prevent abuse from occurring, seek to protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been abused. We will take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others,and offer support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks.

The Church of England affirms the ‘Whole Church’ approach to safeguarding. This approach encompasses a commitment to consistent policy and practice across all Church bodies, Church Officers and that everyone associated with the Church, who comes into contact with children, young people and adults, has a role to play.

The Church will take appropriate steps to maintain a safer environment for all and to practice fully and positively Christ’s Ministry towards children, young people and adults; to respond sensitively and compassionately to their needs in order to help keep them safe from harm.

Although safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone here at St. Mary's Sue Lennon is our designated Safeguarding Lead and can be contacted about any safeguarding matter.

At St. Mary's Goldington we are fully committed to keeping everybody safe in everything they do.

If you are worried about a child or vulnerable person please contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer Sue Lennon 01234 407298 [email protected]
or the Vicar rev Simon Dommett 01234 351920
or St. Albans Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor
Jez Hirst on 01727 818107
[email protected].

St Albans Safeguarding Link

St Mary the Virgin Charity No. 1131568