We recognise that the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults is paramount and that we have a duty of care when they are in our charge. Furthermore this is the responsibility of all church members.

We will do everything that we can to provide a safe and caring environment whilst they attend our activities.

We will:

  • Treat all children, young people and vulnerable adults with respect and celebrate their achievements
  • Recruit and select all those working with children, young people and vulnerable adults on our behalf in accordance with Diocesan Safer Recruitment procedures
  • Provide a code of conduct for all staff to include the assessment of risk for key roles when working with children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • Respond to concerns and allegations without delay in accordance with Diocesan Safeguarding procedure

St. Andrews PCC has due regard to the guidance in the House of Bishops Parish Safeguarding Handbook— Promoting a Safer Church (May 2020) which may be found on the Church of England’s website and the Diocese of Ely’s website.

For more information about St. Andrew’s Church Safeguarding policy please click here.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Helen Wilson who may be contacted at church or by emailing If you have any concerns about the welfare of children or vulnerable adults (or anyone else) at St Andrew’s church please contact us.

Safeguarding Duty Phone 

The Diocese of Ely has a dedicated safeguarding team. If you would like to discuss a safeguarding-related matter with them then you’ll find their contact details on the Diocesan website.