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As members of the Church of England we are concerned with the wholeness of each individual within God’s purpose for everyone.   We seek to safeguard all members of the church community, of all ages. It is the responsibility of each one of us to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from physical, emotional and sexual abuse, and from neglect. The policy and the procedures are kept under constant review and can be changed at any time. Such changes would be notified to PCC members and published thereafter to the Parish

St John's Safeguarding Policy:
Please click on the link below to read about St John’s  Safeguarding Policy:
Policy 2022

Safer Environment and Activities:
Church of England 

A Risk Assessment must be carried out for any activities.  A sample Assessment can be downloaded here:
Risk  Assessment Example

Zoom or Video Conferencing Consent Form:
Download here

Church of England Parish Safeguarding Handbook:
Download here

Promoting a Safer Church (House of Bishops)
Download here

Past Case Review 
As a church we have conducted a Past Case Review.  Please click here to find out more information from the Diocese on this process.

For any queries relating to Parish Safeguarding please speak to Claire Webber on 0114 230 1199 or

In the event you are concerned about the immediate safety of a child or an adult please dial 999 and ask for the police.

The Diocese of Sheffield takes the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults seriously. The safeguarding team supports parishes in implementing House of Bishops' policy and guidance. The DSA and Assistant DSA provide advice and guidance on all safeguarding matters and safeguarding training is provided for all clergy and lay officers.

For more information about Safeguarding please visit the Sheffield Diocese Safeguarding Website: