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Safeguarding in Cove Parish

Safeguarding is about building relationships together. In Cove we feel it is important that everyone feels welcome and safe, whatever their age and need. To help with this, we have a team who oversee both children and vulnerable adults across the parish: Jacquie Snuggs is our safeguarding officer; she is supported in this by representatives from both churches. They are Liz Griffiths or Daphne Williams (Christ Church, formerly St Christopher’s and Southwood church) and Elaine Bateman (St John’s). Each member of this safeguarding team is available to speak with you about any issues or concerns that you might have. Please contact the Church Office at info@parishofcove.org.uk or call 01252 371804 during office hours (Mon - Thu 9am - 12 noon) if you would like to be put in touch with our Safe Guarding Officer or another member of the team.

Across the parish we have a team of volunteers who help with the children, young people and vulnerable adults in their groups and activities. Each person on the team has to complete an application form, a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and a disclosure form. We offer appropriate training to all who join our team.

We are committed to the safeguarding policy for the Diocese of Guildford, details of which can be found at Diocese of Guildford Safeguarding (CLICK HERE). The Parish of Cove Safeguarding Policy (CLICK HERE) is reviewed annually by the PCC. In all our work with children, young people and vulnerable adults we follow guidelines based on Diocesan guidelines. The Safeguarding Officer is happy to discuss this should you have any questions.

If you need to talk to someone outside of our parish, please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser - Ian Berry - ian.berry@cofeguildford.org.uk or mobile: 07544566850.