St John's Church Over

Safeguarding

Our God given duty to protect children and vulnerable adults

St John's is commited to effectively safeguarding all of our ministries in order to minimise the chance that a person who attends our church might experience some form of abuse. We are also committed to provided clear and effective means of disclosing abuse.

Our safeguarding policy is reviewed by the PCC every year.

All of our children's work volunteers and those who work with vulnerable adults have undergone the required safeguarding training provided by the Diocese of Chester and have valid DBS certificates.

The PCC have adopted the House of Bishops 'Promoting a Safer Church' safeguarding policy statement which can be found here.

Our Safeguarding policy falls under the Diocese of Chester policy, which can be found here.

If you need any further information, advice, or have concerns about the behaviour of somebody at church you can speak to our Parish Safeguarding Officers:

 Sarah McClellan - Parish Safeguarding Officer

Email:  (please don't email disclosures but request help and Sarah will respond.)

Eddie Bridle - Deputy Parish Safeguarding Officer

Email: (please don't email disclosures but request help and Eddie will respond.)

Alternatively, you can contact the Chester Diocese's Safeguarding Team.

Pauline Butterfield - Diocesian Safeguarding Advisor

Email:

Tel: 01928 718834 x 221 or 07703 800031

If you believe it is an emergency and a child or vulnerable adult is in immediate danger please contact the police on 101.