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Safeguarding at St Marks, Colney Heath

St Marks is committed to the safeguarding, nurture and care of everyone in our church community. We are committed to following guidance, legislation and recognised good practice. We believe that safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone in the church community and this is reflected in our activities.

Policies and Procedures

The PCC have developed an action plan for safeguarding and as part of that plan the following has been done:

  • The PCC adopted a parish policy statement on safeguarding in 2015. A copy of that statement can be found here. The policy statement recognises that the care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in church activities is the responsibility of the whole church. Everyone who participates in the life of St Marks has a role to play in promoting a safer church for all.
  • The PCC also adopted a parish policy on safeguarding in 2018. A copy of that policy can be found here.
  • St Marks has also adopted the Church of England’s policies on safeguarding including the House of Bishops ‘Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy statement 2017’, the House of Bishops 2006 Policy on safeguarding adults and the House of Bishops and diocesan safeguarding policies and practice guidance. Information on the Church of England’s safeguarding policies may be found here: www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding
  • Information about safeguarding from St Albans Diocese may also be found here: www.stalbans.anglican.org/diocese/safeguarding/


Anyone with queries or concerns about safeguarding issues at St Marks may contact the Vicar and/or the Parish Safeguarding Officer, Chris Bozier at safeguarding@stmarkscolneyheath.co.uk.
The Diocesan Safeguarding Officer can be contacted at safeguarding@stalbans.anglican.org or telephone: 01727 818107.