Most of the time at church we are like a big happy family. However even in very happy families people can have a bad day and even people we know and trust can upset us. We want to help everyone have good days all of the time. We try to make sure that people who have jobs in the church always behave well and in a way that is helpful to you. We never want anyone or anything in church to frighten you, confuse you or worry you.
It is important that you tell us if something is upsetting you or if you are feeling worried about something that’s happening or something somebody is doing. We have specially trained people who you can talk to and who you can ask for help. These people are good at safeguarding. This means they look after everyone’s safety. The people who can help you are the vicar or the Parish Safeguarding Coordinator. You can find their contact details here. If you wish to speak to someone outside the church you can contact the diocesan safeguarding team – their contact details are available here. There is also information there about other places from where you can get help or advice.
Caring for people is a very important part of our Christian life. The church has adopted all the policies listed on the Lincoln Diocese website here and a copy of our Parish Safeguarding Policy can be found here. All leaders of activities involving children, young people or vulnerable adults are DBS checked and appropriately trained. They are required to operate within the terms of our Parish Safeguarding Handbook.
We want you to be confident about how we use any personal information you give to us. You can find a copy of our Data Privacy Notice here.