Safeguarding Statment

The parish of St. Andrews Chippenham and St. Nicholas Tytherton Lucas is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO).

The Diocese of Bristol’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO.

Our Church wardens, PSO and Clergy hold Leadership Qualification in Safeguarding. Five members of the Church hold a qualification in identifying signs of domestic abuse and can signpost victims on to relevant support or agencies.

If you are concerned that a child or vulnerable adult has been harmed, or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSO or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor.

If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services.