St Paul's’ is committed to providing a welcoming, respectful and safe environment for all, including children and adults who may be at risk of abuse and neglect. The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the church community. The Parochial Church Council takes the requirement to ensure the safety of everyone extremely seriously.
If you have a safeguarding concern please raise it immediately with the Parish Safeguarding Officer or the Vicar.
A copy of the church’s Safeguarding Policy is provided below, which should be read in conjunction with the Guildford Diocese Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guide and the Church of England Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance.
St Paul's PCC endorsed the safeguarding policies on 7th May 2019
The House of Bishops' 'Promoting a Safer Church; Safeguarding Policy Statement'
The statement is signed at the start of every new year by the new Parochial Church Council. Please see the copy for 2018/2019 below:
Parish Statement of Safeguarding 2018
Safeguarding in the parish - who's who?
Parish Safeguarding Officer
Carol Edmondson email Parish Office 01932 846059
Rev Ben Beecroft email Parish Office 01932 842879
The Guildford Diocesan Safeguarding Representative
Ian Berry email Tel. 07544 566 850
If you are concerned that someone is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from the Parish Safeguarding Officer, the Vicar or the Diocesan Safeguarding Manager using the contact details above.
Ian Berry, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor 0754 456 6850 Surrey
Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) 0300 470 9100
Out of Hours Service 01483 517 898
If you are concerned that a child or vulnerable adult may be at immediate risk, please contact the police 999.