by Michael Ford last modified 05 Sep, 2019 10:36 AM

Ensuring the Diocese of Salisbury provides a safe and caring environment for everyone but especially children, and adults who may be at risk of abuse and neglect. Victims and Survivors are at the heart of our safeguarding work.

“Every organisation has responsibilities for safeguarding, but this is particularly important for us as a Church.

We need to ensure the safeguarding of everyone but especially of children and vulnerable adults.”

The Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury

Safeguarding: Guiding Principles

We are all in need of protection from harm and as a Christian community it is the responsibility of every one of us to protect those less able to protect themselves.

The safeguarding and protection of children, and adults at risk is everyone’s responsibility, not just parents, guardians and carers.

The Diocese of Salisbury is committed to:

  • The safeguarding and protection of all children and young people.
  • Safeguarding adults who may be at risk of abuse or neglect
  • The care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with all adults and children.
  • The establishing of safe, caring communities which provide a loving environment where there is a culture of ‘informed vigilance’ as to the dangers of abuse

We will respond without delay to every concern raised which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed or is at risk of harm, co-operating with the police and local authority in any investigation.

From the Diocesan Safeguarding Strategy 2019

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