Promoting a safer church

The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church.

We support and uphold the key commitments of the House of Bishops Safeguarding Policy for children, young people and adults which are to:-

Promote a safer environment and culture

Safely recruit and support all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults

Respond promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation

Care pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse or other affected persons

Care pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns/allegations of abuse and other affected persons

Respond to those that may pose a present risk

We have adopted a Safeguarding Policy in the Camelot Parishes based on the guidance provided by the Diocese of Bath and Wells.  Please click on the link below to view this. This Policy is regularly updated.

The Camelot Parishes have also adopted a Lone Working Policy which can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.

Also below please find details of a number of relevant people and organisations who are available for contact as and when needed.

Camelot Safeguarding Policy 2022

Camelot Parishes Lone Working Policy

Contact information

Camelot Parishes Assistant Safeguarding Officer, Dr Rob Sage, office@camelotparishes.org.uk, 01963 440432.

Diocesan Safeguarding Team, safe.guarding@bathwells.anglican.org.

Somerset County Council Social Services, 0300 123 2224.
Childline, 0800 1111
NSPCC, 0808 800 5000
Stop It Now, 0808 1000 900
NAPAC, 0808 801 0331
Samaritans, 116 123
Family Lives, 0808 800 2222
National Domestic Violence, 0808 2000 247
Action on Elder Abuse, 080 8808 8141

If there is immediate risk or danger please contact the police on 999.