Safeguarding


For Out of Hours and Weekend Emergencies please call the Diocesan Emergency Safeguarding number 0303 003 1111 (option 2). During Office Hours and for General Enquiries please call Neil Spiring or Kim Hodgkins on 01543 306030.


This number will take you through to Thirty One Eight (https://thirtyoneeight.org) formerly CCPAS, who will register your call and help with your emergency. We have an information sharing agreement with Thirty One Eight so that any details given will be forwarded onto the Diocesan Safeguarding team so we can follow up with you if necessary. You can choose to remain anonymous if you wish to when making the call but we will not be able to get any follow up information


St. Andrew’s church Shifnal is committed to Safeguarding and has adopted the National and Diocesan Safeguarding Policies. Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Malcolm Maclean and can be contacted at safeguarding@shifnalbenefice.org.uk


You can view and download our safeguarding policy by clicking here which is updated annually and adopted by our PCC.


The safety and security of children is of the utmost importance and guidelines and policies are part of the processes that have been adopted to ensure that all children taking part in activities in our churches may do so in a loving, caring and safe atmosphere. In order to ensure this we have a Diocesan Safeguarding Policy and we recommend that every parish have a Safeguarding Policy as outlined in the House of Bishops revised Policy document "Protecting All God's Children" (2010)


New Guidance has been issued regarding Safeguarding and DBS requirements for those standing for Election or re-election as Church Warden. Click here


Safeguarding Training C0 and C1 Safeguarding sessions are now available online. Access the courses here, and our full Safeguarding Training Strategy Document can be downloaded here.


New Safeguarding Policy Documents are published on the Safeguarding Key Resources page.


Read Bishop Michael’s ad clerum to all clergy on safeguarding in October 2017.


Following the completion of a "Safeguarding Audit" in March 2016 carried out independently by SCIE the final published report and the Lichfield Audit Action Plan can be accessed here.