Safeguarding resources and information

All the churches in our Benefice strive to create and maintain environments that are safer for all, that promote well-being, that prevent abuse, and that create nurturing, caring conditions within the Church for children, young people and vulnerable adults.  In addition, each of our churches strives to support all church officers to adhere to safer working good practice and to challenge the abuse of power.

See also

In an emergency situation please call the Police on 999.

Here you will find our safeguarding policy as well as further information and guidance. Follow the quick links below to access the information you require.

Safeguarding Policy 2019

Safeguarding Training

What is Safeguarding

Promoting a Safer Church  (C of E Safeguarding Policy Statement for Children, Young People and Adults


I am a Victim or Survivor of Abuse

Community Safety Speak Out Wiltshire (link to website)

Bristol Diocese Safeguarding Contact

Adam Bond – Safeguarding Adviser

Adam leads the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, providing support and guidance to parishes and responding to safeguarding allegations as required.

Phone: 0117 906 0100

Bybrook Team Safeguarding Officer

Mary in der Rieden

Contact Mary