Safeguarding & Inclusion

Protection of all children, young people and those who are vulnerable is of paramount importance to us.  We have adopted the Diocese of Guildford Safeguarding Policy.

Fiona Griffin is our appointed Safeguarding Officer (Children), whose role is to ensure that everyone who works the Church in any capacity has undergone the necessary checks and training beforehand and, working with the Staff Team ensures our policy is implemented. Specifically, everyone who works with under 18’s and those who are vulnerable is taken through a recruitment process and is checked for Enhanced DBS clearance.
For more information about our policy and the guidelines and training we give our volunteers and workers please contact us.
If you have any concerns at all about the safety of children in our care, please contact our Safeguarding Officer (Children), Rector, Churchwarden, Youth Worker or Children and Family Worker (see Who’s Who).

Our child protection policy statement:
As members of this PCC, we commit our parish to the nurturing, protection and safeguarding of all, especially the young and vulnerable.
We recognise that our work with children and young people is the responsibility of the whole Church community.
We are committed to following the Home Office Code of Practice, Safe from Harm, and the Diocesan guidelines.
We undertake to select all our workers with care, to support them and to train them.
We are committed to supporting our families in their parenting role.
We review this policy annually.

Resources
Our Child Protection Good Practice Guide and the Brief Guide are available from our Safeguarding Officer (Children).
For training in our Safeguarding policies and procedures please contact our Safeguarding Officer (Children), Rector or Children and Family Worker.

Website for Guildford Diocesan Safeguarding and Inclusion resources.