St Mary’s Church takes its responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk, very seriously and works in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times.

At St Mary’s Church we provide services to a wide range of people. We have contact with children, young people and vulnerable adults. All the St Mary’s Church workers, volunteers and the wider church family play an important role in helping others to live free from abuse and neglect. It is the duty of all staff and volunteers to be actively involved in the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and to be alert to the possibility and signs of abuse. The following Policy & Procedures has been adopted by the Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Mary’s Church. Click on the policy to find out more.

   Our Parish Safeguarding Policy is here.  If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Jo Sepkes-Jones on 01202 976694 or 07738 330503 or our Deputy Safeguarding Officer, Claire Coakes on 01202 623049

Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Heather Bland on 07500 664800 or by email.

Confidentiality Policy