An introduction to safeguarding


Meet our safeguarding champions

Our safeguarding team

The Safeguarding team provides comprehensive support, advice and guidance for Bishops, Clergy and lay people in churches and Mission Areas on all matters relating to the Church in Wales policy on safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Please ensure you are working within the Church in Wales Guidelines. These can be accessed via the provincial website.

The Diocese of Swansea and Brecon has its own Safeguarding Support Officer who, in partnership with the Provincial Safeguarding Officer, forms part of the Provincial Safeguarding Team.  This is a multi-disciplinary team with a wide range of experience, skills and knowledge to support the Church to stay safe.  The support officer role provides training across the Diocese and supports the Mission Areas in the implementation of The Church in Wales’ Safeguarding Policy.

Specific safeguarding concerns or the need to talk about an allegation are managed by the Provincial Safeguarding Officer.


Safeguarding concerns or complaints should be referred in the first instance to Peter Doyle, Provincial Safeguarding Officer.  Peter can be contacted on 07881 016189/

If Peter is unavailable, please contact Elaine Cloke Head of Safeguarding: / 0292 034 8200 or 07787 244037 or Fay Howe Provincial Safeguarding Officer: 07551 124219.


Slavery in Wales is on the rise. In 2016, 123 referrals of potential victims of slavery were reported. This represents 3.2% of all UK referrals.

This short YouTube film was produced by Merthyr Tydfil Borough Youth Forum.

StreetLink is a website, mobile app and phone line available across England and Wales. It enables you to alert local authorities or homeless services about a person sleeping rough in your area. Send an alert to StreetLink via or download the free mobile app.