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Safeguarding is about more than the child and adult protection systems. It is about preventing harm to children and adults wherever possible–sometimes this results in needing to use the child and adult protection systems to address concerns, make someone safer and bring an offender to justice.

Our Aims

Children, young people and adults are part of the learning, worshipping, caring and changing community of St Matthew’s.

We are committed to:

  • The care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with, all adults and children.
  • The safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults when they are vulnerable.
  • The establishment of safe, caring communities that provide a loving environment where there is a culture of ‘informed vigilance’ as to the dangers of abuse.
    (Protecting All God’s Children 2010)

Our Safeguarding Policy:

Useful Contacts: