We are committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults and creating protective and supportive environments where all people, and especially those who may be vulnerable, are able to worship and pursue their faith journey in safety.

We follow the national legal and procedural framework for safeguarding children and adults, and Church of England policy and practice.  Download a copy of the Parish Safeguarding Handbook

All volunteers and staff who work with young people and vulnerable adults are required to sign a personal declaration, provide references and have an up to date Disclosure & Barring Service certification.  They are also required to undertake appropriate training with the Diocese of Portsmouth and receive certification on the succesful completion of their course.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Jo Vartan who is a member of the Parochial Church Council.  She can be contacted by email at jo@whiteleychurch.org.uk.

The Parochial Church Council have a Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy. Download our Parish Safeguarding Policy here  Annually we review and publish a Parish Safeguarding Policy Statement.  This was last reviewed in May 2018, a copy of which is downloadable Here.

Follow this link to go to the Diocese of Portsmouth Safeguarding Page.

Follow this link to download a copy of the Diocese of Portsmouth Safeguarding Training and Development Policy.


cofe-policy-statement Promoting a safer church

Parish Safeguarding Officer Model Roles and Responsibilities – Appendix 8 (2)