Our Overarching Safeguarding Policy Document 'Promoting a Safer Church' can be found at
A copy of this is available at the back of church attached to the Notice board for your access.
• We recognise that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
• We recognise that no other concern or responsibility, however genuine, outweighs the need to prioritise
the welfare of children or of
adults at risk of abuse, at all times.
• We welcome, encourage and urge anyone who is concerned about any aspect of our safeguarding
practice or provision to raise
those concerns, as outlined below.
• We welcome, encourage and urge anyone who is concerned about any safety and welfare of a child or
adult to report those
• We undertake to treat all such concerns seriously.
• We guarantee that no one who raises any concern in good faith, even if those concerns are ultimately
found to be unfounded, will
face any adverse consequences whatsoever.
If you have a concern please share it with our parish safeguarding coordinator:
Judy Dickin 01522 822620 [email protected] or the Rector: Revd Lorna Brabin-Smith 01522
794868 [email protected]
Alternatively, for advice on all safeguarding issues including allegations or suspicions of abuse contact:
Deborah Johnson: Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
(DSA) 01522 504081 [email protected]
Penny Turner: Deputy Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser. 01522 504080 [email protected]
Copies of the House of Bishops' Safeguarding Policies & Safeguarding Officers are available on request from the Parish Safeguarding Officers:
Branston: Judy Dickin (01522 822620)
Nocton: Janet Goldsworthy (01526 323142)
Potterhanworth: Janet Suthern (01522 797078