Safeguarding

MISSION STATEMENT

“The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of the whole Church. Everyone who participates in the life of the Church has a role to play in promoting a Safer Church for all.”
(From ‘Promoting a Safer Church’, The Church of England’s Safeguarding Policy Statement
At St Paul’s, Cheltenham we take very seriously the care and protection of children, young people, and vulnerable adults. To ensure the highest standards possible, we have adopted the Church of England safeguarding policy statement and associated parish safeguarding handbook, which you can find below. Using these key documents we have implemented a number of safeguarding procedures to ensure a robust system of recruitment, training and monitoring of all staff and volunteers who work with children, young people and vulnerable adults.
If you have any questions please contact Roger Widdecombe, our Parish Safeguarding Officer for Vulnerable Adults, at vicar@stpaulscheltenham.com.

Our Safeguarding Team is made up of:

Esther Caffell, Parish Safeguarding Officer for Children & Young People – email safeguarding@stpaulscheltenham.com

Roger Widdecombe, Parish Safeguarding Officer for Vulnerable Adults – email vicar@stpaulscheltenham.com

Rachel Bourner, DBS Administrator – email rachel@stpaulscheltenham.com

The Diocesan Safeguarding Officers are:

Becca Faal & Brett Riches – call 01452 835516 / 07944680320 or email safeguarding@glosdioc.org.uk

We have adopted the Church of England’s Safeguarding Policy, ‘Promoting a Safer Church’, which you can read here. View the Parish Safeguarding Handbook here.

2021 Communications Policy- Use of Social Media

Visit the Church of England Safeguarding web pages here.