Safeguarding

Safeguarding is at the heart of our Christian faith. We are all made unique and in the image of God. Jesus came that we might have life and have it in abundance (see John 10.10).

‘Safeguarding’ means the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture in all our churches. In order to achieve this we need to do a lot of hard work. We will promote the welfare of children, young people and adults. We will work to prevent abuse from occurring. We will seek to protect those who are at risk of being abused and respond well to those who have been abused. We will 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.

The Church will take appropriate steps to maintain a safer environment for all. In order to do this we must be obedient to Christ who placed a child in the midst of his disciples and encourages us all to be childlike in our faith (see Matthew 18.1-5). So we must practise fully and positively a ministry to all children, young people and adults, and respond sensitively and compassionately to their needs in order to help keep them safe from harm.

If you have a Safeguarding concern for yourself or for someone else, please call one of the following Safeguarding Contacts:

Curate                                             Rev Keir Dow       01780 753282

King’s Cliffe                                    Eve Copeland      07871 637673

Bulwick with Blatherwycke           Alma O’Neill         07394 550630

Laxton                                             Sarah Boyle         01780 450260

Collyweston                                    Peter Sauntson     01780 444662

Easton on the Hill                           Emma Hanson      07834617389

Peterborough Diocese

Click on picture below to go to the diocese safeguarding page

Our Church Safeguarding Policy and the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy can be read and/or downloaded by clicking on the links below:
King’s Cliffe Safeguarding Policy
Diocesan Safeguarding Policy