Most of the time at church we are like a big happy family. However, even in very happy families people, even people we know, love and trust, can upset and harm us. We want to help everyone to have good days all of the time. We try to make sure that people who have jobs in the church always behave well and in a way that is helpful to you. We never want anyone or anything in church to frighten, confuse or worry you. It is important that you tell us if something is upsetting you, or if you are feeling worried about something that’s happening, or something somebody is doing. We have specially trained people who you can talk to, and who you can ask for help. These people are good at safeguarding. This means they look after everyone’s safety. Caring for people is a very important part of our Christian life.

If you think someone may be being harmed or in danger of being harmed, then please contact the Rector, Sam, or the Parish Safeguarding Officer, Peter. If you would like to speak to someone outside of the parish church, then please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team.