Safeguarding @ St James

At St James we take our safeguarding responsibility VERY seriously and we follow the safeguarding policy of the Church of England and the Diocese of Bath and Wells

If you have a concern over ANY issue with regards to this, please feel free to contact our Safeguarding Officer, who is:

Jenny Wakefield and she can be contacted on 07796248369 or via the Church Office

In her absence if the matter is urgent please contact the Vicar, Revd Fabian Wuyts on 01823 333194.

 if it is a matter concerning immediate risk to a Child Young Person or Vulnerable Adult you should contact the Police on 999 or 111 or the Local Authority Social Care Service on 0300 123 2224  (out of hours 0300 123 23 27 (children) / 01823 368244 (Adults and Mental Health)

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor is Glenys Armstrong and she  can be contacted on 01749 685135.

The following organisations can also provide support for those suffering abuse.

Childline 0800 1111 (for children)

Silverline 0800 4 70 80 90 (for older people)

Family Lives (formerly Parentline) 0800 800 2222

National Domestic Violence Helpline:08082000247

Action On Elder Abuse:      08088088141

The links below can used to view Safeguarding Policy Information from the Church of England, the Diocese of Bath and Wells, and our own Safeguarding Policy

Promoting a Safer Church - Church of England Safeguarding Policy 

Diocese of Bath and Wells Safeguarding Pages

St James Church Policy Statement   

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

In our church community our aim is to make our activities safe for children, young people and vulnerable adults and to ensure that all our members are cared for and respected.