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Safeguarding

"Safeguarding is an essential part in the life and ministry of the Church. It is the responsibility of us all to ensure our parishes and institutions are safe places for all comers, especially those who are vulnerable"

Bishop Stephen Wright 

Our parish is committed to ensuring our churches are safe places for all comers.

 

At a recent meeting of Diocesan Clergy, Bishop Stephen asked that at all parish meetings, functions and events the issue of safeguarding be addressed as a high priority. Safeguarding needs to be considered in its widest context to include health, safety and well-being. It is the responsibility of us all to ensure that our parishes and institutions are safe places for all comers and that the risk of avoidable harm is reduced as much as possible. We need to create safe spaces of true welcome in which relationships can develop which are enriching and respectful. Where agendas or dynamic risk assessments for events are produced, ‘safeguarding’ needs to feature prominently. Further advice and information can be provided by Dennis Bradley (St Joseph's) or Kathleen Murray (St Godric's), and the Diocesan Safeguarding Team are always happy to give guidance.

Diocesan Safeguarding Team

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm

Tel: 0191 243 3305 / 07940 390210

Email: safeguarding@diocesehn.org.uk

Further information about Safeguarding can be found on the website of the Diocesan Safeguarding Department .
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