Safeguarding refers to the range of plans and activities that are put in place to protect children and adults who may be vulnerable to abuse and neglect from being exploited or harmed.

Safeguarding in the church community – making our churches safe for children, young people and vulnerable adults – is everyone’s responsibility.

If you wish to report concerns or abuse please call one of the safeguarding team or see the Reporting Concerns or Abuse for more details.

The diocesan safeguarding team provide professional advice and training to parishes to ensure they can meet that responsibility, as well as support those who may have suffered abuse or exploitation in a church setting.

Everyone involved in church life should know what to do in situations where a child, young person or vulnerable adult may have been harmed. Each parish or benefice should have in place a safeguarding person who knows how to respond and where to seek further help and advice.

Anyone who wishes to report abuse or exploitation needs to know that they can do so and receive the support they need.

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Who to contact

Ben Goodhind, Safeguarding Manager

Andrew Duncan, Safeguarding Adviser

Cameron McConnell, Safeguarding Trainer

Position Vacant, Safeguarding Co-ordinator

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