Here at Grace Church Bath, we take the safety and protection of our children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously.
As the Bible reveals, God is concerned for all people, but He has a special concern for those in society who are vulnerable. As ambassadors for God in His world we at Grace Church Bath (GCB) share His concerns.
We therefore take the safeguarding of children, young people, and vulnerable adults very seriously. We are committed to safe practices, safe recruitment, and ensuring that GCB is a Safe Space For All.
The GCB Leadership Team, comprising of the Pastor, Elders and Core Group, have agreed a Safeguarding Policy, ‘Grace Church Bath: A Safe Space For All’. This policy exists within the wider policies of the Diocese of Bath and Wells and the Church of England Parish Safeguarding Handbook.
We have signed the Safer Places Pledge where we aim to speak up, put survivors first, conceal nothing, take responsibility, make change happen and hold each other accountable.
If you are concerned about the wellbeing or safety of a child, young person or vulnerable adult, please speak to or contact a member of our safeguarding team.
Parish Safeguarding Officer
Deputy Parish Safeguarding Officer
Diocese of Bath and Wells Safeguarding Contacts
Safeguarding Manager: Ben Goodhind
Further Safeguarding links:
- Diocese of Bath and Wells Safeguarding Website
- Church of England ‘Parish Safeguarding Handbook
What to do if...
You are a child and you want to talk to someone about things that are happening to you that you do not like or are worried about.
You can contact Childline on 0800 1111 , or visit the Childline website https://www.childline.org.uk/ or the the NSPCC website https://www.nspcc.org.uk/
You are an adult and you want to access support or advice about something that is happening to you.
Call ‘Action on Elder Abuse’ on 0808 808 8141 or click here for information about available services.
You want to report a safeguarding concern to the statutory authorities in BANES
If you feel that you or someone else is in immediate danger then you should always call 999 and ask for the police.
For non-emergency matters call the police on 101 and you will be put through to the area police force.
Please remember after you have contacted statutory services to also contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team as well.