We are committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults, as an integral part of our ministry. Safeguarding is about the actions we take to promote a safer culture in all of our churches.

We aim to create protective and supportive environments where all people, and especially those who may be vulnerable, are able to worship and pursue their faith journey in safety.

We follow the national legal and procedural framework for safeguarding children and adults, and Church of England policy and practice.

This means we will: 

  • promote the welfare of children, young people and adults
  • work to prevent abuse from occurring
  • seek to protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been abused
  • take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others and offer support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks.

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) has a Safeguarding Policy, which is reviewed annually.  Click here to read it. 

Our Safeguarding Officer is Jacqui Norbury. She is the first point-of-call for anyone within the church who has safeguarding concerns; she is also responsible for ensuring that our policy and procedures for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults are adhered to and that people who interface with children & vulnerable adults receive suitable training, as well as being required to have an up-to-date Disclosure and Barring Service certification when appropriate. Jacqui can be contacted  by email at stmarywallsafeguarding@gmail.com or by phone 01491 835779.