“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.”

[Mark 9:37]



Safeguarding is an essential part of a faithful Christian response to God's world. As such, it is a priority for our chaplaincy and is overseen by the Chaplain and safeguarding team. We ensure that we care properly for the safety of children and vulnerable adults by ensuring that those engaged in ministry in our chaplaincy are adequately trained to identify and respond appropriately to potential safeguarding issues.

The Diocese in Europe promotes “Safe Churches” as part of our commitment to the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults. Online training is accessible to all, and we would encourage everyone who cares for our community to take advantage of this so that more people are able to identify and care for the most vulnerable in our communities.

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If you have a safeguarding concern


If you have witnessed something which has given you cause for concern regarding the safety or welfare of a vulnerable person, regardless of their age, then you should report it immediately. Contact information for the safeguarding team can be found below, along with links to the Diocese in Europe safeguarding website, and safeguarding policy. Even if your concerns are not related to church or chaplaincy life, our safeguarders are always willing to offer support and advice in this area.

The Safeguarding Team
Celia Scott

Chaplaincy Safeguarding Officer


Malcolm Rigley

Licensed Reader &

Safeguarding Trainer