We take safeguarding at St Wilfs very seriously. We actively promote and pursue the Diocese’s Safer Recruitment Policy, whereby everyone who wishes to work for the church with children or young people has to first undergo police checks, known as DBS (Disclosure and Barring System) before they can take up their positions. They also have to provide us with satisfactory references and agree to undergo regular training. We further ask those who wish to work for the church in the community with adults who may be at risk of harm to also undergo the same checks and relevant safeguarding training.
We have recently taken part in a pilot audit from the diocese and are pleased to say we received an excellent report.
Our policies are updated annually and can be seen displayed in the halls and also on the church notice board, and on this website.
Several of us at St Wilfs recently attended pilot training at the diocese on responding to domestic abuse which was very informative. We have literature displayed in the foyer.
Anyone with safeguarding concerns can contact me at the parish office.
I check my emails regularly even when not in the office and will get back straight away. The vicar can also be contacted.