St Mary’s is committed to and has adopted the House of Bishop’s “Promoting a Safer Church; Safeguarding Policy Statement” which can be found on this website.  This Policy Statement is based on 5 foundations and offers 6 overarching policy 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 5 foundations are:
  • The Gospel
  • Human Rights & The Law
  • Core Principles
  • Good Safeguarding Practice
  • Learning from the Past