We are committed to Safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Parish. 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's Safeguarding Policy Statement 'Promoting a Safer Church' (2017) can be found here

The Church of England's Parish Safeguarding Handbook (2018)  can be found here

The Church of England's policy and practice guidance on Domestic Abuse (2017) can be found here

If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention call the emergency services on 999. Do not delay.

If you need to discuss or report a safeguarding issue:

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Mrs Margaret Knight  Tel:01722 782686

The Diocesan Safeguarding Team can be found here

Useful Numbers Wiltshire click here

Useful Numbers National: click here