Safeguarding and Inclusion

St Paul's Egham Hythe is commited to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults as an integral part of our life and ministry. 

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Alison Hawkins. If you have any safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact her at safeguarding@speh.org.uk

The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor is Jackie Broadfoot - jackie.broadfoot@cofeguildford.org.uk 07918 559387

 

Parish Safeguarding Policy

At the PCC meeting held on 12th May 2021 the PCC of St Paul’s Egham Hythe adopted the Church of England “Promoting a Safer Church” Policy Statement, national policies and Practice Guidance approved by the House of Bishops.  This policy statement actively underpins all safeguarding work within the church. 

Read our Parish Safeguarding Policy here

Safeguarding Poster including useful contacts

Church of England Safeguarding Handbook

 



Are you a survivor or victim of church related abuse?

Could you help the Diocese of Guildford to learn from the past and protect the future?

The Diocese of Guildford is currently reviewing all its records, across all 162 parishes, to ensure that all safeguarding concerns and allegations have been identified, reported, and appropriately actioned. Critical to this, is the voice of survivors and victims. The Diocese of Guildford wants to listen to and to learn from your experiences and ensure that your voices are heard throughout this review process.

Coming forward

Anybody who would like to give information or make disclosures about church-related abuse is asked to contact Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Jackie Broadfoot (jackie.broadfoot@cofeguildford.org.uk  07918 559387).

Support is available

The Diocese recognises that coming forward may be extremely difficult and dedicated support has been set up for you. Two confidential listening services have been set up, for those people who have experienced church related abuse but who might want to talk through their experiences and feelings before taking any next step. To find out more about the support available click here.

Building the safest community we can

Bishop Andrew, Diocesan Bishop for the Diocese of Guildford explains why we are doing this: “It is important we do everything we can to make our churches the safest places they can be. Safe means different things to different people but this review will help us to ensure that the concerns reported to our churches have been dealt with properly, and the care taken and the support given is of the high quality that people rightly deserve.  We have learnt from a previous review that that survivors and victims’ voices are critical, and I would urge you to come forward.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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