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Our Safeguarding Strategy

We will do all we can to ensure that our worshipping communities offer the safest places for children and vulnerable people.
Read more; full strategy →

Some brilliant organisations:

Mind UK →
Restored →
Cycles of abuse: ‘Stop It Now’ →
Safeguarding Children, Glos
Safeguarding Adults, Glos
Childline →

We will do all we can to ensure that our worshipping communities offer the safest places for children and vulnerable people. Our office is based in Gloucester.

Judith Knight, Head of Safeguarding

Judith Knight

Head of HR and Safeguarding
Call us 07801 750664
Email us anytime at
Judith oversees our human resources and safeguarding strategies and plans.

Becca Faal

Becca Faal

Safeguarding Officer
Call us 01452 835516 / 07944 680320
Working Wednesday – Friday, Becca encourages and supports benefices and parishes; growing their confidence in safeguarding and supporting casework.

Kate Peake

Kate Peake

Call us 01452 410022 ext 260
Kate works weekdays except Weds, from 9.30am to 2.30pm. She administers our processes including DBS, and our five year rolling recheck process. Please email Kate to organise bookings for training events.


Team News

First of all a big welcome to Brett Riches who is joining us at the end of April as our new part time Diocesan Safeguarding Officer to work alongside Becca.  We will be sending him and out about to meet folk over the coming months, but Brett will be working Monday and Tuesdays.  Both he and Becca will be working together each Wednesday as these are our designated training days. And then Becca will continue to work Thursdays and Fridays.  Brett doesn’t have an email address here yet but we’ll let you know when he does.

Becky Smith will remain your point of contact for all safeguarding training enquiries and bookings (we have over 40 training sessions being offered across the year and there will be more to follow in the Autumn that will include Safer Recruitment, and Domestic Abuse and Violence). Becky can be contacted on  Do check out our website for dates of the training. We liaise directly with clergy and Readers, but please do continue to encourage  PCC members to book on. PCC members and Safeguarding Checks fact sheet

Guidance and Policies

Fire Safety

If you would like further information about how to keep people in your area safe from fire, please have a look on Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service.
You can also find information about booking a fire engine to your local summer fete.


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