Most of the time at church we are like a big happy family. However even in very happy families people can have a bad day and even people we know and trust can upset us. We want to help everyone have good days all of the time. We try to make sure that people who have jobs in the church always behave well and in a way that is helpful to you. We never want anyone or anything in church to frighten you, confuse you or worry you. It is important that you tell us if something is upsetting you or if you are feeling worried about something that's happening or something somebody is doing. We have specially trained people who you can talk to and who you can ask for help. These people are good at safeguarding. This means they look after everyone's safety. Caring for people is a very important part of our Christian life.
If you have any concern you can contact Jenny Bird (see below), The Rev'd Mark Holden(go to Who's Who>Clergy to find the contact details).
You can also contact anyone in the Diocesan Safeguarding team:
- Debbie Johnson - 01522 504 081 or 07712 321 361
- Penny Turner - 01522 504 080 or 07432 522 412
- Gemma Marks - Good 01522 504 079
- Gemma Smith - 01522 504 068
Parish Safeguarding Officer
We are committed to:
The care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry to, all children, young people and all adults;
The safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and all adults;
The establishing of safe, caring communities which provide a loving environment where victims of abuse can report or disclose abuse and where they can find support and best practice that contributes to the prevention of abuse.
If you have any safeguarding concerns that may relate to the abuse of children, young people or vulnerable adults please contact Jenny.
telephone: 01673 308653