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Safeguarding Basics 2022

What do we mean by 'Safeguarding?'

‘Safeguarding’ means the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture in all its churches.

Safeguarding is part of our core faith and an integral feature of Christian life.

How Are We Doing This?

1) By practising fully and positively a ministry to all children, young people and adults, and

responding sensitively and compassionately to their needs in order to help keep them safe from


2) By seeking to promote the welfare of children, young people and adults, working to prevent abuse

from occurring. Protect those who are at risk of being abused and respond well to those who have

been abused. Taking care to identify where a person may present a risk to others, and offering

support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks.

What steps are we taking to maintain a safer environment for all?

  • All those with a responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults will be safely recruited.

  • All safeguarding allegations will be taken seriously.

  • We will strive to care for victims or survivors of abuse and care pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations.

  • We will respond appropriately to those that may pose a present risk to others.

  • Health and safety policies, risk assessments and adequate insurance will be in place and reviewed annually.

  • Each person who works within the church community will agree to abide by the policies and guidelines established by the church.

Do you have a part to play?

Romans 12:5 “so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the


We are all part of one church and thus jointly responsible for building an environment in which

children and adults are safe and feel safe.

Know who to turn to with any questions or concerns.

Sarah Cook (Parish Safeguarding Officer)

Sam Brewster (Minister)


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