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Protection Policy - Canterbury Diocese


You are not expected to be an expert in these areas so refer on.


If you believe a person is at immediate risk of harm when they leave you, make a referral directly to the appropriate agency - Police or Social Services.

All disclosures, allegations, concerns should be referred initially to the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers who will inform other appropriate people (such as the bishop, vice-dean safeguarding) etc.

No concern is too small - all disclosures, issues or concerns seen or that you are made aware of  must be acted on as soon as possible. Do not investigate yourself.



St. Mary’s Church Safeguarding Coordinator

Name: Mrs. Laura Pittman

01534 485425




Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers

Elaine Rose:

01233 720930





Simon Tapp

01233 756314




Diocesan Safeguarding Office (DBS)


01227 459401




Vice-Dean (Safeguarding) :

Revd Paul Brooks

01534 880393

Other contact telephone numbers





01354 612612



01534 519000

Jersey Social Services:

Out of hours:

01534 442000


Children's Services:

01534 449500


Adult Services:

01534 444440



0800 1111                              



01534 725555



Principles of the House of Bishop’s Safeguarding Policy for Children and Vulnerable Adults

We are committed to:

  • The care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with, all children and all adults.
  • The safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults when they are vulnerable.
  • The establishing of safe, caring communities, which provide a loving environment where there is a culture of informed vigilance' as to the dangers of abuse.
  • We will carefully select and train all those with any responsibility within the Church, in line with safer recruitment principles, including the use of criminal records disclosures and registration with the relevant vetting and barring schemes.
  • We will respond without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed, co-operating with the police and local authority in any investigation.
  • We will seek to work with anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with him or her an appropriate ministry of informed pastoral care.
  • We will seek to challenge any abuse of power, especially by anyone in a position of trust.
  • We will seek to offer pastoral care and support, including supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or vulnerable adult.
  • In all these principles we will follow legislation, guidance and recognised good practice.

(H.O.B. Safeguarding Children Policy p.vii)


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