Introduction to safeguarding from Bishop Stephen
Our commitment to safeguarding vulnerable groups
The protection and nurture of vulnerable people in our community is a commitment that needs no introduction or explanation in this diocese.
Together we strive to follow the example of Christ in reaching out to all people, in all circumstances, with a special compassion for those who may have nobody else to speak up for them.
There is ongoing reflection and discussion within the Diocesan Safeguarding Management Group about how to make our policy a practical working tool for those involved in this complex area of ministry, and your views on how to make our safeguarding work in the diocese more effective are always welcome.
I am happy to be able to commend our Safeguarding Policy to you. I hope that all the work that has gone into making the relevant parts of it easy to access, as and when you need them, will pay off in confidence and surety of purpose in our work with children and adults across the diocese.