Safeguarding at St Mary and All Saints Church is taken seriously. The overall responsibility for safeguarding in St. Mary and All Saints lies with the PCC who have appointed Hazel Wiltshire as their Safeguarding Officer.

Each year the PCC update their safeguarding policy for St. Mary and All Saints in line with guidance issued by the Guildford Diocese. The policy and procedures can be found on the church notice board.

The Diocesan Website policy sets out the policies and procedures, with the Church of England’s commitment to making church a safer place for all. Details of the publication ‘Parish Safeguarding Handbook’ are also there,

Safeguarding covers both child protection and vulnerable adult protection. All volunteers who regularly work, train or supervise anyone in these groups is requested to complete a DBS check along with a confidential declaration- the latter is renewed every three years.

Child protection and vulnerable adult awareness training is regularly offered in conjunction with Guildford Diocese for all volunteers and for members of the PCC.

If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact Hazel Wiltshire Safeguarding Officer by email

[email protected] or telephone 01403 753847