We take the care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously at the Bartestree Cross Group of Churches.  Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of the whole Church. Everyone who participates in the life of the Church has a role to play in promoting a Safer Church for all.

The Bartestree Cross Group of Churches has adopted the Church of England’s national policy Promoting a Safer Church and is committed to a deepening in the understanding of, and respect for, the rights of children, young people and vulnerable adults as people of faith in the life of the Church.

The full document Promoting a Safer Church can be viewed by clicking here.

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.


Our safeguarding officers

Childrens’ and Young Person’s Officer: Ruth Hewison
Vulnerable Adults’ Officer: Liz Rogers
They can be contacted via, or 01432 850244 / 07342980872


More information

Summaries of our Safeguarding Policies are displayed on our church noticeboards.  Latest versions of the Church of England’s Safeguarding documents can be found by clicking here.