‘The Church of England is called to share the good news of God’s salvation through Jesus Christ. The life of our communities and institutions is integral to how we address this task. The good news speaks of welcome for all, with a particular regard for those who are most vulnerable, into a community where the value and dignity of every human being is affirmed and those in positions of responsibility and authority are truly trustworthy. Being faithful to our call to share the gospel therefore compels us to take with the utmost seriousness the challenge of preventing abuse from happening and responding well where it has.’

Each of the PCCs (Parochial Church Council) of All Saints Church Kings Bromley, St Nicholas Church Mavesyn, St Michael and All Angels Church Hamstall & St Peter Church Yoxall have adopted and is committed to the House of Bishops Safeguarding Policy ‘Promoting a Safer Church’.  

The parish safeguarding policy for each parish is available to view, to the right of this panel.

‘‘Safeguarding’ means the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture in all our churches.’ 

(Parish Safeguarding Handbook, House of Bishops, Church of England, 2019)

Each PCC has adopted the House of Bishops Safeguarding Policy ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ and is committed to undertake to: 

  • Promote the welfare of children, young people and adults.

  • Work to prevent abuse from occurring.

  • Seek to protect those who are at risk of being abused and respond well to those who have been abused.

  • Take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others, and offer support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks.

  • Take appropriate steps to maintain a safer environment for all.

‘In order to do this we must be obedient to Christ who placed a child in the midst of his disciples and encourages us all to be childlike in our faith (Matthew 18.1-5). So we must practise fully and positively a ministry to all children, young people and adults, and respond sensitively and compassionately to their needs in order to help keep them safe from harm’. (Parish Safeguarding Handbook, House of Bishops, Church of England, 2019)

Each parish has appointed a parish safeguarding officer.   The parish safeguarding officers work together as the Benefice Safeguarding Team.   The Rector, Church Wardens and  PCCs have completed the required Safeguarding Training. 

Further details about Safeguarding and the House of Bishops Safeguarding Policy can be found via the links below.