Safeguarding means the action the Church takes to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm. This means we will promote the welfare of children, young people and adults, work to prevent abuse from occurring, seek to protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond appropriately/sensitively to those that have been abused. We will 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.

The Church of England affirms the ‘Whole Church’ approach to safeguarding. This approach encompasses a commitment to consistent policy and practice across all Church bodies, Church Officers and that everyone associated with the Church, who comes into contact with children, young people and adults, has a role to play.

The Church will take appropriate steps to maintain a safer environment for all and to practice fully and positively Christ’s ministry towards children, young people and adults; to respond sensitively and compassionately to their needs in order to help keep them safe from harm.

Although safeguarding is everyone’s business at Christ Church; Kate Kent is our designated Safeguarding Lead and can be contacted about any safeguarding matter on 07971 030039 or on You can also speak to our Vicar, Reverend Jeremy Follett, on 01727 859806 or leave an email on

  • Safeguarding Information