The parish of St Mary’s take Safeguarding seriously at all levels. We make checks through the DBS system of all our paid and volunteer staff. All members of our PCC who are trustees of this parish are DBS checked. We require all those who work with youth and vulnerable adults to be trained to at least level 0 and level 1 in the national Safeguarding training. Clergy, Churchwardens and our own Safeguarding officer are trained to level 2 or 3 as required.
We take Safeguarding seriously and regularly review our practice, training and policies. 

If you have safeguarding concerns then you need to ask yourself is there an emergency? Is there an immediate risk of harm?

If YES then you must contact the Police and Social Services 

Police 999

Social services 642200 for children

Social services 752999 for vulnerable adults


If NO then you can contact the Parish Safeguarding Officer and the Diocesan safeguarding adviser

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer 920822

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor 01243 425792

Parish Priest 842522


St Mary’s encourages everyone to be vigilant, keeping a careful watch for possible danger or difficulties and to report them directly to the relevant authorities. 


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