We take the safety of our children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously. We want to do the best we can to make sure that everyone who takes part in any of our groups or activities is as safe as they can be. We believe that safeguarding is everybody's responsibility.
If you are a child, young person or vulnerable adult and are worried about anything, you can talk to:
If you think that a child, young person or vulnerable adult may be in immediate risk of harm, you should contact the police on 999 (emergency) or 101 (less urgent).
Otherwise, please speak to one of the people under Contacts at the bottom of this page.
We follow the Church of England's Safeguarding policy and practice guidance in promoting a safer church.
All our volunteers must complete a self-declaration form and anyone in any position of regular or regulated activity must complete a DBS check every five years.
If you volunteer to work with children or vulnerable adults, we may therefore ask you to undertake an online DBS check. This is free of charge and likely to take under 30 minutes. We'll also need to see three forms of personal ID. The process normally takes a week.
We aim to offer training to all our volunteers regularly.