The Parochial Church Councils of Heavitree with St Paul and St Mary Steps fully recognize and accept the House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy Statement “Promoting a Safer Church 2017”, and commits to complying with the current Church of England and Diocesan safeguarding policies and practice guidance. In so doing we will comply with the secular multi-agency safeguarding procedures relating to children and young people and adults experiencing or at risk of harm, abuse or neglect.

We are committed to:

  • Promoting a Safer environment and culture within our Parish and in our Parish activities.
  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibilities related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the Church.
  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.
  • Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons.
  • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons.
  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others.

Safeguarding Contacts
Our parish safeguarding representative is Amber Griffiths who can be contacted on 07759 982362

The Exeter Diocesan Safeguarding Team can be contacted on 01392 294929