A formal statement of adoption of the House of Bishops’ Promoting a Safer Church; Safeguarding Policy Statement’. The Church of England, its archbishops, bishops, clergy and leaders are committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church. Safeguarding means the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture. This means we will promote the welfare of children, young people and adults, work to prevent abuse from occurring, seek to protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been abused. We will take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others, and offer support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks. The Church of England affirms the ‘Whole Church’ approach to safeguarding. This approach encompasses a commitment to consistent policy and practice across all Church bodies, Church Officers and that everyone associated with the Church, who comes into contact with children, young people and adults, has a role to play. The Church will take appropriate steps to maintain a safer environment for all and to practice fully and positively Christ's Ministry towards children, young people and adults; to respond sensitively and compassionately to their needs in order to help keep them safe from harm. Wigmore Abbey PCC Revd. Adrian Thompson. Priest in charge Andrew Page Secretary to the PCC 11th June 2024
Our parish is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies, and we have access to the Diocesan safeguarding Team. Our Diocesan safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor. See If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm, please contact our Parish of Wigmore Abbey Safeguarding Officer - Mrs Gill Bilbrough on 07971 529403 or email . In the event of Gill being unavailable, please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer - Carl Steventon on 07593 817 717. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority's children or adult social care services. Revd. Adrian Thompson.