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We are committed to the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults within our care.  All our staff, members & volunteers are expected to promote a positive attitude, valuing all individuals equally and treating everyone with respect in an environment where bullying, racism or sexism is not acceptable.
In our church community we will:
  • Treat all children, young people and vulnerable adults with respect and dignity
  • Ensure that everyone's welfare and safety is our top priority at all times
  • Always act in a professional way and not accept bullying
  • Liaise openly with parents and carers
  • Only use physical contact if absolutely necessary
  • Avoid being alone with children and young people at all times
  • Listen to, and act upon, any disclosures/allegations/concerns of abuse against children, young people or vulnerable adults
  • Attend appropriate Safeguarding Training
  • Make activities fun and enjoyable
  • Follow the safer recruitment process of the diocese to ensure all volunteers and paid staff are approved and adequately trained

Details of our full policy are available on request.
                       St John's Church Parish Safeguarding Officer is Lyn Spall
If you have a question about something that you have seen/ heard/ feel about something
If you would like support and guidance as part of the recruitment process for volunteer roles in the church (including DBS checks)
If you are concerned about someone or yourself 
If you have a concern that you wish to report, please contact 
Lyn Spall,  Parish Safeguarding Officer on telephone no: 07748 211037 or by sending an email to safeguarding@stjohnswoodbridge.org.uk
Further contact details for reporting concerns to the Diocese, together with details of safeguarding support, resources and training, can be found on the Diocesan Safeguarding pages.