Safeguarding – Promoting a Safer Church

We believe that the care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church.

In line with the House of Bishops Safeguarding Policy for children, young people and adults we are committed to:

  • Promoting a safer environment and culture
  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults
  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
  • Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse or other affected persons
  • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns/allegations of abuse and other affected persons
  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk

Our church safeguarding co-ordinators are available to speak to if you have any concerns or questions. They are:

Yvonne Mack, Churchwarden
Telephone: 01603 715213 Email:

Sue Brice, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Telephone: 07958 377079 Email:

Other organisations that can provide help:

Local Authority Social Services: 0843 266074
NSPCC: 0800 802020
Childline: 0800 1111
Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900
NAPAC: 0808 801 0331
Samaritans: 116 123
Family Lives: 0808 800 2222
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Action On Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141