Our parish is firmly committed to the support, nurture, protection and safeguarding of all, especially children and vulnerable adults. This is the responsibility of the whole church community.

We are fully committed to acting within current legislation, guidance, national frameworks and the Diocesan Safeguarding procedures. We will also act in an open, transparent and accountable way in working in partnership with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Children and Adult Social Care Services, the Police, Probation Services and other agencies to safeguard vulnerable groups.

Furthermore, we welcome staff and volunteers who are recruited in accordance with the House of Bishops’ Interim Guidelines on Safer Recruitment 2015. This means we will ensure that those who are employed or who volunteer to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults are suitable for the role, that they know what the role entails and that they are supported in carrying it out.

To discuss any aspects of safeguarding, please contact either

the Vicar, Fr Paul Carter 01473 727441

or the Parish Safeguarding Officer, Mrs Claire Epsom – 07901 558053 Claire Epsom

Further information can also be found at

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