Promoting a Safer Church

The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who particpates in the life of the church.

House of bishops safeguarding policy for children, young people and adults

- Promoting a safer environment and culture

- Safely recruiting and supporting those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults

- Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation

- Caring pastorally for victims / survivors of abuse or other affected persons

- Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns / allegations of abuse and other affected persons

- Responding to those that may pose a present risk.


NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

Childline: 0800 1111

Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900

NAPAC: 0808 801 0331

Samaritans: 116 123

Family Lives: 0808 800 2222

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Action on Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141

If you are concerned

that someone you know it risk of or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Advisor or if neccessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.

Local Contacts available to speak to of you have any concerns

Name: Maureen King

Role: Parish Safeguarding Officer

Tel: 01252 912764


Name: Jackie Rowlands

Role: Diocesan Safeguarding advisor

Tel: 01962 737317


Local Authority Social Services

Tel: 0300 555 1373

If there is an immediate risk or danger please contact the Police on 999

The parish of St Peter's, Yateley
Safeguarding Policy Statement

The following policy statement was agreed at the Parochial Church Council (PCC) meeting held on the 21st May 2019

This parochial church council has adopted the Church Of England Safeguarding Policies and Practice Guidance. In particular our church is committed to:

- Promoting a safer environment and culture.

- Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable             adults within the church.

- Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.

- Caring pastorally for victims / Survivors of abuse and other affected persons.

- Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons.

- Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others.

The Parish will:

- Create a safe and caring place for all.

- Have a named Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) to work with the incumbent and the PCC to implement this policy and procedures.

- Safely recruit, train and support all those with any responsibility for children, young people and adults to have the             confidence and skills to recognise and respond to abuse.


- Ensure that there is appropriate insurance to cover for all activities involving children and adults undertaken in the name of the Parish


- Display in church premises and on the Parish website the details of who to contact if there are safeguarding                   concerns or support needs.

- Listen to and take seriously all those who disclose abuse.

- Take steps to protect children and adults when safeguarding is a concern of any kind arises, following House of                Bishops guidance, including notifying the Diocesan Safeguarding Manager (DSM) and / or statutory agencies                  immediately.

- Offer support to victims / survivors of abuse regardless of the type of abuse, when or where it occurred

- Following advise fringe the Diocesan Safeguarding Manager, support and manage the safe involvement of any                 member of the church community who may pose a risk to children and adults whilst maintaining appropriate                   confidentiality and the safety of all parties.

- Ensure that procedures and risk assessments are in place and these are reviewed annually

- Review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practices at least Annually.


Each person works within this Church community will agree to abide by this policy and the guidance established by this church. 

St Peter's Church Office, 

Chaddisbrook House, 

Reading Road, 


GU46 7LR

Contact us

01252 912761 / 912762

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