Jesus said "I came that you might have life in abundance"

Our Safeguarding Officer:

      Lesley Williams 

      can be contacted at this number:  01865 779 562  

      or  07982 439 828



As a Parish, we are committed to the Christian care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with, all children and all adults but particularly those who are vulnerable in any way. So we ensure that our policies and practice on the selection and training of all those staff and volunteers with any  responsibility within the Church are in line with safer recruitment principles, including the use of Disclosure and Barring Service criminal records checks where applicable.

We intend that St James and St Francis churches will be safe, caring communities which provide a loving environment where there is a culture of ‘informed vigilance’ as to the dangers of abuse, including domestic violence and bullying.

We will challenge any abuse of power, especially by anyone in a position of trust n our churches.

We follow statute, guidance and recognised good practice in all our safeguarding procedures and check that all users of our premises agree to do so too.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility – please be sure to report anything you observe whilst at church or one of our events that causes you concern for someone’s safety or wellbeing.  

 It is just as important during this strange time when we are all on our own in our homes; the situation throws up its own safeguarding and welfare issues.   Please remain aware

Link to our safeguarding policy