At St Andrews we are committed to the safety of all our members and take Safeguarding seriously.
All of our Clergy, Children’s and Youth Leaders, Lay Pastoral Assistants, Readers, Head Server, Tower Captain, Choir Master and Churchwardens hold current enhanced DBS checks appropriate to their role and receive regular safeguarding training.
The links below can used to view Safeguarding Policy Information from the Church of England, the Diocese of Bath and Wells, and our own Safeguarding Policy
- Letter from our Archbishops about the Independent Inquiry on Child Sexual Abuse in the Church of England
Our Safeguarding Officer is Alison Perry. If you have any concerns about the possible abuse of a child, young person or vulnerable adult, please contact Alison via the Parish Office on 01823 332531. In her absence if the matter is urgent please contact the Vicar, Reverend Robin Lodge on 01823 352471 or the Safeguarding Manager at the Diocese of Bath and Wells on 01749 685135.
You can also contact one of the following organisations who can provide support for those suffering abuse.
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.
Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 ((lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 ( free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)