Safeguarding the welfare of both children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with the church is a vitally important part of ministry.
Advice and Guidance
The PCC has appointed Jane Wardale and Denise Evans as the Parish Safeguarding officers. They are responsible for making sure that policies and procedures are followed to ensure that children and vulnerable adults are cared for properly. As part of this they manage the recruitment of volunteers, including obtaining Disclosure and Barring Service clearance. They can be contacted about any safeguarding concerns at [email protected]
Volunteering to work with children and young people
It is important that we know a little bit about those who volunteer to work with children and young people at St Peter and St Paul’s, so when you take on a role with one of our children or youth groups you are asked to complete an application form and Confidential declaration form, and to apply for DBS clearance.
You will find a guide to the process, and copies of the forms, below.
The Good Practice Guides to working with Children and working with Vulnerable Adults are an excellent source of information on safeguarding and child protection
For a summary of what to do if you have concerns about a child or adult who is vulnerable, see the
The PCC has approved the following policies:
To record a safeguarding issue, use the following form
We offer regular Safeguarding training sessions. The next scheduled ones are:
Tuesday 21 Feb 7.30-9pm at The Centre – for those working with vulnerable adults
Tuesday 14 March 7.30-9pm at The Centre – for those working with children and young people
To sign up, please email [email protected]