At St Mary’s we are committed to the safety of all our members and take Safeguarding seriously. The welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults is of paramount importance to us and we aim to do everything that we can to provide a safe and caring environment whilst they attend our groups and activities. All our children’s and youth leaders, Elders, Readers and Clergy hold current enhanced DBS checks appropriate to their role and receive regular safeguarding training. Our Safeguarding contact is Karen White. If you have any concerns about the possible abuse of a child, young person or vulnerable adult, please contact us by emailing

On the 1st February 2018 St Mary’s PCC unanimously agreed to adopt ‘The House of Bishops’ ‘Promoting a Safer Church‘ Safeguarding Policy Statement and ‘The House of Bishops’ and Diocesan Safeguarding Policies and Practice Guide. Further details can be found on the Diocesan Website at


You can also contact the following organisations who offer excellent confidential support for those with concerns regarding abuse: