Safeguarding at St Peter’s Church is taken seriously and impacts on all the church does. The overall responsibility for safeguarding in St Peter’s Church lies with the PCC who have appointed Susan Bryan Terry as their Safeguarding Representative.

Each year the PCC update the safeguarding policy for St Peter’s Church in line with guidance issued by Portsmouth Diocese. The resulting policy and associated procedures can be found on the church porch noticeboard and in St Peter’s Hall.

Safeguarding covers both child protection and vulnerable adult protection. All volunteers and paid staff at St Peter’s who regularly work, train and supervise anyone within these groups is required to complete a DBS check. Additionally, confidential declarations are renewed every three years.

Child protection and vulnerable adult awareness training is regularly offered in conjunction with Portsmouth Diocese for all volunteers and paid staff with the aim that everyone completes updated training at least every three years.

The Diocese of Portsmouth Safeguarding Toolkit is freely available for anyone to consult online.  You can find it here.  Copies of the Church of England Parish Safeguarding Handbook are on display in the Church, the Parish Office and the Church Hall.  It can also be read online here.

If you have any concerns please phone the vicar, Rev’d Will Hughes, on 01730260464, the safeguarding officer, Susan Bryan Terry on 07926925989, or the diocesan safeguarding officer, Ian Berry, on 07544 566850 or safeguarding@portsmouth.anglican.org

If you have any safeguarding concerns
please click here to confidentially email The Revd. Will Hughes
as soon as possible