St Michael’s Safeguarding Policy

At St Michael's Church we are committed to the safety of all our members and take Safeguarding seriously.

All our children’s and youth leaders, lay pastoral assistants, readers and churchwardens hold current enhanced DBS checks appropriate to their role and receive regular safeguarding training.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Bob Nicholls. If you have any concerns about the possible abuse of a child, young person or vulnerable adult, please contact Bob on 01823 331930, 07850 048655 or

The website of the Bath and Wells Diocese has a page from the Diocesan Safeguarding Team which provides comprehensive advice on reporting safeguarding concerns.  Please click here to view the page.​

St Michael’s Church has adopted the House of Bishops’ ‘Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy statement’.  Please click here to see the formal statement of adoption.

The following organisations can provide support for those suffering abuse.  They have websites and provide Freephone contact numbers.

Childline 0800 1111 (for children)

The Silver Line 0800 4 70 80 90 (for older people)

Family Lives (formerly Parentline) 0808 800 2222

Samaritans 116 123 (providing telephone support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year)

Stop It Now  0808 1000 900 (child and vulnerable adult abuse)