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. These policies were endorsed at the Parish Church Council Meeting held on 19th January 2020.
St Paul's Safeguarding Policy
Guildford Diocese Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guide
Church of England Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guide
Safeguarding in the parish - who's who?
Parish Safeguarding Officer
Mrs Anne Lane email Parish Office 01932 846059
Rev Ben Beecroft email Parish Office 01932 842879
The Guildford Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor
Jackie Broadfoot email Tel. 07918 559 387
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.
If you need advice or to report a concern outside normal office hours, please ring one of:
Jackie Broadfoot, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor 07918 559387 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.