Keeping Safe

Most of the time at church we are like a big happy family. However, even in happy families people can have a bad day and even people we know and trust can upset us. We want to help everyone have good days all of the time. We try to make sure that people who have jobs in the church always behave well and in a way that is helpful to you We never want anyone or anything in church to frighten you, confuse you or worry you. It is important that you tell us if something is upsetting you or if you are worried about something that is happening or something somebody is doing.

We have specially trained people who you can talk to and who you can ask for help. These people are good at safeguarding. This means they look after everybody's safety. Caring for people is a very important part of our Christian life.

The people who can help you are the parish priest or the parish safeguarding officer. You can contact the safeguarding officers (Penny Birks, Tel: 01427 872012 and Revd Cliff Kay, Rural Dean, Tel: 01427 330212) or the parish priest (c/o Revd Cliff Kay, Rural Dean - 01427 330212).

If you wish to speak to someone outside church you can contact the diocesan safeguarding team - their contact details are available here: https://www.lincoln.anglican.org/safeguarding-overview

There is also information there about other places from where you can get help or advice.