Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility

What to do if I have a concern or suspect someone is experiencing abuse?

If you see or hear something, that causes you concern that a vulnerable person is or may have been harmed by neglect or abuse, you should report your concerns. Do not attempt to question, investigate or resolve the situation yourself.

To report your concerns – click here for telephone numbers and other contact info

Our Safeguarding Policy is available from the parish office – request an emailed PDF copy here

As a church, we believe everyone shares the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of the vulnerable, and committed to their care, nurture and pastoral ministry, this includes children, young people, adults, and older people.

We value, listen to and respect all and value everyone’s positive contribution and development within the church community. Our commitment is to care for all, including the ‘outcast’, ‘marginalised’ and stranger. We will provide a place where people are able to worship and pursue their faith journey, with support and encouragement in a safe environment. We are committed to protect the vulnerable from harm, and to enable and encourage concerns to be raised and will respond without delay to every concern or complaint of risk and / or harm openly and consistently, working with the police and Local Authorities in any investigation.

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