Safeguarding - Wyre Forest West Group of Parishes


Safeguarding


We are committed to the safeguarding, care, nurture and pastoral ministry of everyone within our church community including but not limited to: children, young adults, vulnerable adults and victims of domestic abuse. 

We have adopted and follow Church of England and Diocese of Worcester policy, guidelines and safer recruitment practice guidance. We keep our safeguarding records up to date and respond promptly when required.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility

We all have a duty of care to protect children & adults in our churches.

A message from Bishop John on safeguarding 

 “The Diocese of Worcester is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults to worship and grow in Christ safely. I take that commitment very seriously and believe that making our churches safe for all is everyone’s responsibility. To enable that, our diocesan safeguarding team provides professional advice and training, as well as supporting those who may have suffered abuse. I commend to you the important policies and procedures detailed here. It is my prayer that they will help to ensure that all can flourish as God’s Kingdom People.”

What you should do if you have concerns

Where there are suspicions of abuse but where no allegation of abuse has been made, you should share your concerns with, and seek guidance from, the Vicar, Parish Safeguarding Administrator, Church Safeguarding Officer and/or Diocesan Safeguarding Administrator.

More information can be found on the Worcester Diocese pages about Safeguarding including the latest policy which we as a benefice follow.

 

Contact details

The vicar

details are on the Our Vicar page of the web site

 

Parish Safeguarding Officer

Mary Weller, 01299 832816,  safeguarding@wyreforestwest.org.uk.

 

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor

Hilary Higton 07495 060869, hhigton@cofe-worcester.org.uk