Promoting a Safer Church

The House of Bishops Safeguarding Policy for children, young people and adults

The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who particpates in the life of the Church.

Our Commitments

  • Promoting a safer environment and culture
  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults
  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
  • Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse or other affected persons
  • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns/allegations of abuse and other affected persons
  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk.


The Parochial Church Council of the Parish of St. Michael, Myland has adopted the Church of England's policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England's website: or on the safeguarding pages of the Chelmsford Diocese:

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 an appropriate Safeguarding Adviser. IF THERE IS IMMEDIATE RISK OR DANGER, PLEASE CONTACT THE POLICE ON 999.

Details of our Parish Safeguarding Representatives can be found on the noticeboard in church. Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Sarah King who may be contacted at:


NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

Childline 0800 1111

Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900

NAPAC: 0808 801 0331

Samaritans: 116 123

Family Lives: 0808 800 2222

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Action On Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141