Safeguarding Policy

The parochial church council has adopted the safeguarding policies and procedures of the Church of England.  

In particular we are committed to: –

The safeguarding of all children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Carefully selecting and training paid and voluntary staff who might come into contact with children or vulnerable adults, using the Disclosure and Barring Service amongst other tools, to check their suitability. 

Responding without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed.

Co-operating fully with the police, local authority and any other appropriate statutory body in any investigation.

Ministering appropriately to anyone, child or adult, who has experienced abuse.

Extending pastoral care to those known to have offended against children or vulnerable adults whilst ensuring that children and vulnerable adults are protected from them.

Any child wishing to talk about a problem can contact Childline on 0800 1111.

Any parent or carer wishing to talk about parenting problems can contact Family Lives on            0808 800 2222.

You may also contact:

Vicar Rev John Corbyn  01622 737135  Email

Church Warden Peter Richardson 07818 403313 Email

Church Warden Andrew Knatchbull 07920 134055 Email


We have also appointed: 

Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator   Malcolm Underdown  01622 739365 Email

Parish Children's Advocate    Beth Lloyd 01622 737902 Email

Parish Deputy Children's Advocate     Andy Haines 01622 630726 Email

        all of whom can be contacted in confidence.


Alternatively you may contact the Diocesan Safeguarding team see link here or:

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor  Fiona Coombs 07548 232395 Email

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor  Paul Brightwell  07398 009951 Email

Click here for a copy of our full Safegaurding Policy, appendices are also available below:

Appendix A   Appendix B  Appendix C