The Church has an ambition to make a paradigm shift in its relationship with safeguarding.

This requires recognition that safeguarding needs to move away from something that is in some respects external / imposed upon the Church, to something that flows from within the soul of the Church.

Safeguarding is at the centre of our faith, in our practice, in our worship, in our praying, and in our believing. In other words, safeguarding needs to become integral to the very DNA of the Church rather than an appendage, with good safeguarding behaviours flowing naturally and intuitively.

If you wish to share any safeguarding concerns with the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, please go to Safeguarding Contacts where you will find further information.

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