A Growing Church at the Heart of the Community
St Andrew’s Church is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of children within our church family, and also to encouraging an environment where all people and especially those who may be vulnerable are able to meet in safety. Our church policy statement affirms how importantly we take Safeguarding and the PCC has adopted the House of Bishops’ ‘Promoting a Safer Church; Safeguarding Policy Statement’.
To that end, volunteers who lead or supervise childrens' and youth groups are required to have undertaken a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (a 'DBS check'). In addition, all of those who work with children and/or vulnerable adults on a regular basis will be made aware of, and should familiarise themselves with, the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy and Procedures, and will be encouraged to attend Diocesan safeguarding training every three years.
We are also committed to the implementation of the Diocese of Guildford Safeguarding Policy and Procedures, and the relevant statutory legislation and guidance for the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you have suffered from, or are aware of, church related abuse please see this notice from Guildford Diocese.
More details can be found in our Safeguarding Policy.
Should you have an urgent safeguarding situation or require further advice, the Guildford Diocese website contains lots of useful contacts. If you have suffered from, or are aware of, church related abuse then please read this notice from Guildford Diocese.