Safeguarding

The Church of the Good Shepherd is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.
As a church we recognise that our work with vulnerable adults, children and young people is the responsibility of the whole church community.


In February 2017 the Church of England (House of Bishops) approved the Promoting a Safer Church Policy Statement outlining 6 safeguarding commitments for implementation in dioceses and parishes. These commitments now form the foundation for all current and future safeguarding policies and practice guidance documents. 

Our PCC has adopted the following safeguarding policies:

  • Promoting a Safer Church Policy Statement 2017 - This is the Church of England’s Safeguarding Policy for children, young people and vulnerable adults.
  • Protecting All God's Children 2010 - Safeguarding policy for Children
  • Promoting a Safe Church 2006 - Safeguarding policy for Adults


We undertake to select all our workers with care, to support them and to provide appropriate training for them.

We undertake to receive any complaints seriously and respond to them promptly.

We have appointed a Safeguarding Officer, Sue Troughton, to oversee safeguarding within our church. For more information please contact her on email: safeguarding@goodshepherdchurch.org.uk