'Safeguarding' is the umbrella term covering child protection and the protection of vulnerable adults. This page has been extensively updated.
We recognise that, to achieve a safe environment, we need to create an informed, caring atmosphere where the unthinkable can be thought and discussed. Clear guidelines, training and advice need to be given in order to help and support those giving their time to nurture children, young people and adults within the Church. This page has details and links for those who are safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you cannot find what you need, please do not hesitate to contact us.
What to do if you suspect abuse
If you suspect abuse of a child or vulnerable adult, please follow the steps outlined in the guidance and contact:
The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Mrs Heather Bland: 01722 411922
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Official Diocesan Guidance
The 2015 training booking form is here
The 2014 Diocesan Safeguarding Policy is here
The FAQs page is here
The Parish Safeguarding Rep Leaflet can be downloaded here
The Model Safeguarding Flowchart can be downloaded here
The DBS eligibility checklist is here
The 'National Policies' folder is here