Safeguarding

We are committed to being a safe space for all and we follow all established church guidelines and policies in relation to Safeguarding. 

It is the responsibility of all members of the parish to give paramount importance to the nurture and care of children, young people and vulnerable adults in a safe and secure environment. It is about preventing harm to children and adults wherever possible.

We will develop a culture in our church that:
• Enables a safe and caring community to provide a loving environment where there is a culture of ‘informed vigilance’ as to the dangers of abuse.
• Enables and encourages concerns to be raised and responded to openly and consistently and protects children, young people and adults who may be vulnerable from actual or potential harm.
• Ensures all people feel welcomed, respected and safe from abuse.
• Values, listens to and respects children, young people and adults who may be vulnerable, encouraging them to be active contributors to the church community.
• Encourages adults who may be vulnerable to lead as independent a life as possible.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officers are: Rachel Melville Thomas and Judith Smith. They can be contacted at safeguardingstpaulsclifton@gmail.com, or via the Church Office on 0117 973 3395.