We at St John the Evangelist, and all the churches in our group, recognise the vital importance of safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults who visit our church and events. We believe that “every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ” (House of Bishops’ Policy ‘Promoting a Safer Church‘).
In following Christ’s command “that you love one another as I have loved you” (John 15:12) we are recognising and valuing all people as bearing the image of God, and therefore we must protect them from harm.
The PCC’s of our churches take seriously their role in safeguarding every person, yet it is not their sole responsibility. as ‘Promoting a Safer Church states‘: “The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of the whole Church. Everyone who participates in the life of the Church has a role to play in promoting a safer Church for all” (House of Bishops’ Policy ‘Promoting a Safer Church‘). Therefore, we promote and make available all the adopted safeguarding policies through this website, the monthly notices, and providing hard copies in each of our churches.
To ensure we are doing all we can to protect and safeguard those who visit the churches in our group, the PCC’s of
- St John The Evangelist, Brigg
- St Mary the Virgin, Wrawby,
- All Saint’s, Cadney-cum-Howsham
- St Clements’, Worlaby
- St Andrew’s, Bonby
have adopted and implement the following safeguarding policies (the links under each lead directly to the full relevant policy)
House of Bishops’ ‘Protecting All God’s Children‘, The policy for Safeguarding Children in the Church of England, 4th Edition, 2010
House of Bishops’ ‘Promoting a Safe Church‘, Policy for safeguarding adults in the Church of England, 2006
House of Bishops’ ‘Promoting a Safer Church‘, The Church of England’s Safeguarding Policy for Children, young people and adults, 2016
Practice Guidance: Safer Recruitment, 2016
If You have a concern about, or receive a concern from someone, do not keep it to yourself. Please do speak to the incumbent, Fr Owain Mitchell, or the Safeguarding Officer of the parish:
St John the Evangelist, Brigg – Mrs Delia Crosby – 07554 758913
St Mary the Virgin, Wrawby – Mrs Sheila Neave – 01652 658551
All Saints, Cadney-cum-Howsham – Mrs Debbie Clark – 01652 678768
St Clements’, Worlaby – Mrs Maureen Rickwood – 01652 618142
St Andrew’s, Bonby – Mrs Carolynne Hannabuss – 01652 618141
For more information on how to respond to concerns please follow the link below to the Diocesan policy and guidance on expressing concerns and ‘whistleblowing’:
For further safeguarding information, policies and guidance, please follow the links below: