Child Protection

We are committed to valuing, listening to and respecting young people and promoting their welfare, and protection.  We recognise that the parish's work with children and young people is the responsibility of the whole church community.

We are committed to providing a safe and caring environment for all the young people who come to our church.   Our Child Protection Policy sets out guidelines and commitments by which we can achieve this.  It covers all our work with those less than 18 years old.

Our child protection policy is available here.   It has been written following the guidance in the Diocese of Chelmsford Child Protection Policy and Manual.

This policy was formally adopted on 10 September 2013.  It will be reviewed and re-adopted annually.

Any adult or child with concerns about abuse, of themselves or of someone else, is encouraged to contact the Parish Child Protection Representative, the Diocesan Child Protection Advisor, or the local child protection agencies.

Concerns shared within the church will be dealt with in accordance with the Diocese of Chelmsford Child Protection Policy and Manual.

The Parish Child Protection Representative is Anne Keeble, on 01279 428478.

The Diocesan Child Protection Advisor is available day or night on 07903 831965

Essex County Council 24 hour protection line for children & vulnerable adults: 0845 606 1212

We are committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults.
The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Kim Allen, who may be contacted at church or by email