Safeguarding & Inclusion

"Wherever I go across the diocese, churches are engaging in excellent children’s work and youth activities, as well as running drop-ins, lunch-clubs, food banks and street pastors, reaching out to some of the more vulnerable members of our society.

"Because of the potential of just one person to cause terrible damage to the lives of children or vulnerable adults – and appalling collateral damage to the life of their families, friends and church community – the risk is one that we must guard against with utmost vigilance.

"Could I therefore urge all parishes and worshiping communities to ensure that the protocols on these pages are implemented and reviewed regularly in line with diocesan policy, while thanking you for every way in which your church is having a transformative effect on the lives of others."

Bishop Andrew

Safeguarding resources

Resources to help parishes implement the safeguarding policy, including safer recruitment, risk assessments, lone working and others, such as social media & posters.

Boo Boo Squires

Safeguarding Administrator

01483 790354

IanBerry1 Ian Berry

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (Child and Adult Protection)

0754 456 6850

LindaH Linda Hayward

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Manager

01483 790331

jane huttly1 Jane Huttly

Diocesan Safeguarding Training and Development Coordinator

01483 790321

MaryMorrisWeb Canon Mary Morris

Personal Assistant to the Bishop of Guildford

01483 590500