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The leadership of Emmanuel Bristol, along with the wider Church of England, its Archbishops, Bishops, clergy and leaders, are committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church.

Safeguarding means action to promote a safer culture. This means we will promote the welfare of children,  young people and adults, work to prevent abuse from occurring, seek to protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been abused. We will take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others, and offer support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks.

The care and protection of 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.

(Adapted from the House of Bishops’ ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ safeguarding policy statement.)

If you have a safeguarding concern

If anyone has safeguarding concerns relating to Children or Vulnerable Adults at Emmanuel Bristol, it is vital that these are shared at the earliest possible opportunity with the Local Safeguarding Officer or Parish Safeguarding Officer.

Local Safeguarding Officers:

  • Emmanuel Bishopston: Caz Buckeridge
  • Emmanuel City Centre: Alasdair Kirk
  • Emmanuel Westbury: Laird Evans

Parish Safeguarding Officer:

  • Ian Taylor

Contact details for these individuals are displayed at the local church buildings, are
available via ChurchSuite, or can be requested via the Church Office.

Tel: 0117 9304950

If you are unable to contact any of these people, or your concern relates to one of
these people, please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA):

Tel: 0117 960100

In an emergency call 999 immediately, then contact the Parish Safeguarding Officer
or Local Safeguarding Officers at the earliest possible opportunity.

Other sources of help:

Form for recording safeguarding incidents

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