Rev Mike Norris Rector – contactable on 01483 455333 or email@example.com
Rev Lucy Webb Associate Minister – contactable on 01483 455333 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Annabelle Varley Safeguarding Lead and Director of Children, Youth & Families Ministry – contactable on 01483 445144 or email@example.com
Hilary Carter The Safeguarding Administrator and Children’s Safeguarding Officer – contactable on 01483 557580 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia Evans The Adults Safeguarding Officer – contactable on 01483 557587 or email@example.com
Jackie Broadfoot – Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor – contactable on 07918 559387 or firstname.lastname@example.org Safeguarding matters will be forwarded to the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (or the police if immediate action is required) and we will follow the advice given.
The Church of England safeguarding responsibilities for parishes are outlined in the House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance. A Parish Safeguarding Handbook has been published to support the day to day work of parishes. This Handbook can be found by clicking here. We adhere to the Guildford Diocese Safeguarding Policy which incorporates the House of Bishop’s Safeguarding Policy and Guidance. If you wish to see more detail of the Diocese Safeguarding policies then click here. We have adopted the Church of England’s House of Bishops’ Promoting a Safer Church Safeguarding Policy Statement, which can be found here.
The Church of England and Guildford Diocese is undertaking a past case review and is seeking information on persons, (alive or deceased), who have had or currently have a role in the Church, where concerns have been raised or allegations made regarding their behaviour toward a child or vulnerable adult.
All information will be treated very confidentially.
We understand that adults sometimes need extra support and we work with many who are vulnerable due to their circumstances, their age or their health. Our Pastoral Assistant team, who all have a full DBS check and have taken the Diocese safeguarding training courses, visit and support many in our congregation for whom a friendly face and home assistance is helpful. We also have listening and mentoring teams for those who need a listening ear or support as they face life’s challenges, and again we ask that they take the Diocese safeguarding course. Julia Evans is our Adult Safeguarding Officer and she is available to discuss any concerns you may have. Her contact details are above.
If you are concerned that a child or an adult is, or may be, at risk of abuse this should be reported immediately (and certainly within 24 hours) to one of the Church Safeguarding Officers or the clergy listed above. If it is a non-emergency situation you can report this either in person to one of the Safeguarding Officers or by telephone, and they will then contact the Diocese Safeguarding Officer and ensure that we respond appropriately. We will do everything we can to support the person at risk. If it is an Emergency situation, and you believe the child or adult is in immediate danger of significant harm, then you should call 999 before reporting it to one of the Safeguarding Officers.
If you wish to speak with someone outside the church the following helplines will be of assistance.