Safeguarding statement and policy

At St John’s we take our duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously.

We have adopted the national Church of England’s robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more at: www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding


We also have our own policy which can be viewed here:

Safeguarding Policy - Promoting a safer church


Contact details:


You can reach our Safeguarding Advisor, Margaret Denton, on 01606 883976 or our Assistant Safeguarding Officer, Mandy Shaw, on 01606 882312.


Alternatively, you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Pauline Butterfield:

01928 718834 ext 221

0303 003 1111

pauline.butterfield@chester.anglican.org


If a child or adult is at immediate risk contact Cheshire Police on 0845 458 0000 (or dial 999), the local Safeguarding Children’s Board on 0300 123 7047, or Adult Social Care on 0300 123 7034. The Emergency Duty Team for concerns about children or adults out of normal working hours can be contacted on 01244 977 277.


Church of England links


National advice for churches, as well as the principles we follow, can be found at

www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding


The Church of England have also released two key documents in this area recently:


The Code of Safer Working Practice


Advice for using video conferencing for youth work during Covid-19