Safeguarding

The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of the whole Church. If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.

  • St. Peter’s Safeguarding Officer: Judy Moulds 01244 336186
  • Diocesan Safeguarding Officer: Pauline Butterfield 07703 800031
  • Local Authority Social Services: 0300 123 7047
  • NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
  • Childline: 0800 1111

Our Commitments:

  • 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 St. Peter’s Policy is here: http://www.stpeterswaverton.org.uk/new/wp-content/uploads/Waverton-parish-Safeguarding-Poicy-20-3-2019-good.docx

and is in line with the Church of England national policy and can be found here: https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2019-05/PromotingSaferChurchWeb.pdf