The Church of England is committed to safeguarding as an integral part of its life and ministry. Safeguarding is about the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture in all of our churches. 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.

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. Please contact her at stmarywallsafeguarding@gmail.com or 01491 835779.