The Church of England is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our church community.

In all these principles we will follow legislation, guidance and recognised good practice.

"The Diocese of Worcester is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults to worship and grow in Christ safely. I take that commitment very seriously and believe that making our churches safe for all is everyone’s responsibility. To enable that, our diocesan safeguarding team provides professional advice and training, as well as supporting those who may have suffered abuse. I commend to you the important policies and procedures detailed here. It is my prayer that they will help to ensure that all can flourish as God’s Kingdom People." Bishop John

Read the executive summary of the report following the second review of past cases (known as PCR2).

Reporting Abuse

What you should do when you have concerns or suspicions about the welfare of a child or a vulnerable adult. 

Contact the Team

Contact details for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers and other useful contacts.

Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance

We are committed to the Church of England's House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policies and the relevant statutory legislation and guidance "Working together" to ensure the welfare of children and young people is paramount.

Safeguarding Resources

Helpful templates and resources for parishes.

Churchwarden & PCC

Safeguarding Training

All PCC members, licensed and lay ministers, and those working in roles with children and/or vulnerable adults must complete the relevant level of training.

Survivor Care and Support

Support for Safer Recruitment and DBS

Safeguarding News

Latest news from the diocesan and national Safeguarding Teams.

Parish Safeguarding Officers

Whether you're a new PSO or a parish in need of one, these pages are here to help.

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