Safeguarding

The Church in Wales Provincial Safeguarding team provides comprehensive support, advice and guidance for Bishops, Clergy and lay people in churches, Parishes and Ministry Areas on all matters relating to the Church in Wales policy on safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk.

In the Diocese of Monmouth our provincial safeguarding officer is Amelia Jarvis (currently on maternity leave) who will provide specialist support to colleagues in Parishes and Ministry Areas.

Support/Advice

For any safeguarding support or advice please contact the Safeguarding Support Officer for the Diocese of Monmouth:

Amelia Jarvis – Ameliajarvis@churchinwales.org.uk or on 07881016185

Who to contact if you have a concern

Specific safeguarding concerns or the need to talk about an allegation are managed by the Provincial Safeguarding Officer. These should be referred, in the first instance, to Fay Howe, Provincial Safeguarding Officer, based in South Wales.  Fay can be contacted on 07551 124219 or email fayhowe@churchinwales.org.uk.

If Fay is unavailable, please contact Elaine Cloke Head of Safeguarding: elainecloke@churchinwales.org.uk / 0292 034 8200 or 07787 244037 or Wendy Lemon Provincial Safeguarding Officer: 07392 319064.

and if out of hours or an emergency Social Services/ Police as appropriate.

DBS Checks 

If your role within the Church involves work with Children (under 18) or adults at risk then you need to have completed a DBS check. These need to be renewed every 3-5 years in line with the Church in Wales Safeguarding Policy.

Please contact Alison Smith – dbsadmin@churchinwales.org.uk or 029 20348227

Safeguarding Policy 2016

Please ensure you are working within the Church in Wales Safeguarding Policy. To view or download the Safeguarding policy (2016), click here which will direct you to the Policy on the Provincial Web page: Safeguarding Policy

To view/print the Safeguarding Policy Statement (2016) which must be displayed in all Parishes, please click here: Safeguarding Policy Poster. This is available in A4 or A3.

Training

Safeguarding training is available to any member of the laity (eg safeguarding officers) within the church who may perform a role with children (under 18), or adults at risk. The training forms part of the Church in Wales’ continued commitment to a safe church.

Please visit the monmouth.churchinwales.org.uk for further details about upcoming training courses. Alternatively contact Amelia if you wish to organise Safeguarding training which can be delivered at your Parish.