Safeguarding Policy.

PARISH : Parish of Gelligaer
DATE : 16 April, 2020

The Parish of Gelligaer have agreed to adopt the Church in Wales Safeguarding policy.

**** All our leaders and volunteers are fully DBS checked. ****

Children, young people and vulnerable adults are an important part of the community of the Parish of Gelligaer, being respected and cherished for their own sake.Our Parish is committed to taking seriously its responsibilities to protect Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults. aiming to safeguard their welfare at all times. As a Parish we have adopted the Church in Wales Safeguarding Children,Young People and Vulnerable Adults Policy and upholds its Code of Good Practice (links to the Church in Wales Policy are given below) thus allowing that our parish is a "Safe from Harm Parish".

Should you have any concerns reguarding Safeguarding or Vulerable Adults please contact the following people.

Parish Safeguarding Officer:

Mr Huw Thomas. Tel: 01443 836613. E-mail:




‘Let the children come to me; do not try to stop them; for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these. Matthew 19:14’


To be a Safe Church we are committed to:


Key principles of safeguarding

Everyone has the right to live their life free from coercion, intimidation, oppression, physical, sexual, emotional or psychological harm and neglect. Children, young people and adults at risk have the right to be supported and empowered to achieve well-being and fulfil their potential. The welfare of children and adults at risk is paramount they have the right to be protected from harm and exploitation.

The Church in Wales is committed to:

In all these principles the Church in Wales endeavours to follow recognised good practice in line with this policy.

Extracts taken from "Church in Wales Safeguarding policy 2016".

Safeguarding policy 2020

Background on Church in Wales Safeguarding Policy

Church in Wales Safeguarding Policy (2016)


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