Safeguarding

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

Safeguarding Policy 2016

Please ensure you are working within the Church in Wales Safeguarding Policy. To view or download the Safeguarding policy (2016), click here which will direct you to the Policy on the Provincial Web page: Safeguarding Policy

To view/print the Safeguarding Policy Statement (2016) which must be displayed in all Parishes, please click here: Safeguarding Policy Poster. This is available in A4 or A3.

Who to contact if you have a concern?

Specific safeguarding concerns or the need to talk about an allegation are managed by the Provincial Safeguarding Officer. These should be referred, in the first instance, to Fay Howe, Provincial Safeguarding Officer, based in South Wales.  Fay can be contacted on 07551 124219 or email fayhowe@churchinwales.org.uk.

If Fay is unavailable, please contact Elaine Cloke Head of Safeguarding: elainecloke@churchinwales.org.uk / 0292 034 8200 or 07787 244037 or Wendy Lemon Provincial Safeguarding Officer: 07392 319064.

and if out of hours or an emergency Social Services/ Police as appropriate.

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 www.streetlink.org.uk or download the free mobile app.