JulieSafeguarding is there to ensure people can flourish, safe from harm. That includes children, young people and adults at risk.

Our Safeguarding Officer Julie Rafferty is available to help with any concerns or queries.

Safeguarding Priorities 

* Creating safer environments within the church 
* Ensure current policies & procedures in place
* Delivery of Safeguarding training
* Responding to incidents/ allegations effectively

Names in Minutes

During a Safeguarding Reference Group meeting, concerns were expressed that names were being included in minutes of meetings when referring to pastoral issues and safeguarding concerns. Due to the sensitive nature of the topics, it was felt that names should not appear in minutes for pastoral and elder’s meetings; likewise, with prayer chains, the name should only be published where consent has been obtained.  

Click here to download the Mersey Synod Safeguarding Policy For Local Churches in pdf format

Click here to download the Mersey Synod Safeguarding Policy For Local Churches as a Word document

This web section is currently being developed. There will be much more in the coming weeks.