Safeguarding at St Andrew’s Church

‘We are a safeguarding church and we take safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously’  

We follow the 6 safeguarding commitments of the Church of England– shown below. Find out more here

  • Promote a safer environment and culture
  • Safely recruit and support all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults within the Church
  • Respond promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
  • Care pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons
  • Care pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons
  • Respond to those that may pose a present risk to others

Our safeguarding officer is responsible for ensuring that everyone who has significant contact with children or vulnerable adults is properly checked and monitored.

Please click below for a copy of the Parish Safegurading Policy approved February 2021

We work closely with the police and social services when specific concerns about children or vulnerable adults arise. Our Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Beverly Huff, is available to support and advise parishes and individuals.

The Churchwardens are very happy to announce our new Safegurading Officer is Kirsty Bathe.  She can be contacted through secure email at 

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser can be contacted by email: