The churches of the Over Wyre Benefice are committed to providing a safe space for all and recognise that this is the responsibility of all members of our church communities. Our churches will strive to create and maintain environments that are safe for all, that promote well-being, that prevent abuse, and that create nurturing, caring conditions within the Church for children, young people, and vulnerable adults. It will work to continue to strengthen and review these environments. This will be done by training, support, communication, learning, governance and quality assurance and the safer recruitment processes. We will strive to support all Church Officers to adhere to safer working good practice and to challenge the abuse of power. It will ensure that processes are in place that listen to and advocate on behalf of children, young people and vulnerable adults within the knowledge that they will be cared for.
If you have a safeguarding issue or concern, however inconsequential it may seem, please make contact with the Safeguarding Officer, Interim Priest, or the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser.