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
Click on picture below to go to the diocese safeguarding page