The Woodbridge Group of Churches takes its duty and obligation to protect all people extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England’s robust procedures and guidelines and are continually reviewing our local implementation of policies and procedures. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at: www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding
Our local Safeguarding Officer for the Group is Heather Lee, and some of the parishes also have a local Parish Safeguarding Officer. Their contact numbers can be found in the first two local policy documents below. If you have a safeguarding concern about something related to an incident in our church life or our safeguarding processes or policies you should contact one of them in the first instance.
The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Adam Bond (based in Bristol) who can be contacted at the Diocesan Office on 0117 906 0100, or firstname.lastname@example.org. He is responsible for ensuring any safeguarding allegations are responded to appropriately and is independent of the parishes.
You can find other useful information at www.bristol.anglican.org/safeguarding
In an emergency, when somebody’s well-being is risk, please call the Police on 999