Safety at St Michael’s

Safety is paramount.  Making sure those visiting St Michael’s are safe, especially children and vulnerable adults, the PCC subscribes to the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy. A summary is set out below

Please note : There is also a 24-hour phone number of the Diocesan Safeguarding Team (024 7652 1345)

Safeguarding Policy for the Diocese of Coventry

As part of the Christian Church living in the spirit of the Gospel, we are committed to protect and care for everyone in the church community, but especially adults at risk and children.

We are committed to:

  • The care of, the nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with all children and adults.
  • The safeguarding and protection of all children and adults.
  • The establishing of a safe, caring community which provides a loving environment where victims of abuse can report or disclose abuse and where they can find support and best practice that contributes to the prevention of abuse.

To this end we will:

  • Carefully select, support and train all those with any responsibility within the church, in line with the Safeguarding Children and Adults in the Diocese of Coventry Statement, Safe Recruitment & DBS Application Procedures.
  • Respond without delay to every complaint made that a child or adult may have been harmed, cooperating with the police and local authority in any investigation.
  • Seek to offer informed pastoral care and support to anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with them an appropriate ministry that recognises the importance of understanding the needs of those who have been abused, including their feelings of alienation and/or isolation.
  • Seek to protect survivors of abuse from the possibility of further harm and abuse.
  • Seek to challenge any abuse of power, especially by anyone in a position of respect and responsibility, where they are trusted by others.
  • Seek to offer pastoral care and support, including supervision, and referral to the appropriate authorities, to any member of our church community known to have offended against a child or adult.

In all of the above:

We will follow legislation, guidance and recognised good practice.

  • We will monitor and regularly review our safeguarding procedures


 If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact


The Incumbent :                                      Revd Martin Green  01926 613466
Parish Safeguarding Coordinator                  Carol Clarke 01926 613249
Diocesan Safeguarding Officer                       Carol Clarke 024 7652 1345
For more information about safeguarding

Please contact either of the above people, or visit:

Regional and National Helplines

  • NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
  • Childline: 0800 1111
  • Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900
  • NAPAC: 0808 801 0331
  • Samaritans: 116 123
  • Family Lives: 0808 800 2222
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
  • Action On Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141