Keeping safe - What it means to us
Most of the time at church we are like a big happy family. However even in very happy families people can have a bad day and even people we know and trust can upset us. We want to help everyone have good days all of the time. We try to make sure that people who have jobs in our church always behave well and in a way that is helpful to you. We never want anyone or anything in church to frighten you, confuse you or worry you. It is important that you tell us if something is upsetting you or if you are feeling worried about something that is happening or something somebody is doing. We have specially trained people who you can talk to and who you can ask for help. These people are good at safeguarding. This means they look after everyone's safety. Caring for people is a very important part of our Christian life.
The people who can help you with any safeguarding issue are our parish rector, the Revd. Dr. Sebastian Mattapally on 01522 731793, or the safeguarding officer Mrs Barbara Young on 01522 731900. If you wish to speak to someone outside of our church you can contact the diocesan safeguarding team, their contact details are available here. There is also information there about other places from where you can get help or advice.
We often take photographs during church activities. If members of the congregation do not wish photographs of church activities, in which they appear, to be published on our website or in our newsletter, they should notify a member of the leadership team. A notice to this effect is displayed at the back of church. We will make readily available to the congregation information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
Revd. Sue Deacon (Local Minister)