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.

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.

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.

Safeguarding Training, advice and support

Llandaff has its own Safeguarding Support Officer who, in partnership with the Provincial Safeguarding Officer form part of the Provincial Safeguarding Team.  This is a multi-disciplinary team with a wide range of experience, skills and knowledge to support the Church to stay safe.  The support officer role provides training across the Diocese with the implementation of The Church in Wales’ Safeguarding Policy.

Liz Tibbatts is Safeguarding Support Officer for the Diocese of LLandaff. Liz is responsible for administering the safeguarding training programme in the Diocese and supporting Churches, Parishes and Ministry Areas in training and development for safe ministry. Liz can be contacted on 07881 016187  / or to email: elizabethtibbatts@churchinwales.org.uk If you haven’t already done so please contact Liz to arrange training or book onto one of the sessions below:

Please be aware Liz works Part time and Term Time only and in her absence please use the contacts above.

 

Safeguarding Training Dates for Laity 2017/2018

Please see below up and coming dates for Safeguarding training for laity.

Please be aware if you have completed this training with Liz since May 2016 your certificate is valid for 3 years. This training is for those who have not yet completed “Safe Church” – Safeguarding training for laity within that time.

Please choose one date:

  • Monday 29th January 2018  6-9.30pm .The Chapel. St Teilos Church in Wales School. Circle Way East. Llanedeyrn. Cardiff. CF23 9PD
  • Monday 5 February 2018 6-9.30pm St John Baptist Secondary School. Aberdare. CF44 8BW
  • Thursday 15th February 10-1.30pm Llanharry Church Hall.RCT. CF72 9LH

If you are interested in booking for one of the training sessions above, please contact Briony Davies at our Llandaff Diocesan Office (preferred method by email) :

brionydavies@churchinwales.org.uk or 01656 01656 868868

Or Alternatively contact Liz if you wish to organise Safeguarding training which can be delivered at your Parish.

 

Other contacts:

For general Safeguarding administrative enquires please contact our Provincial Safeguarding Administrator – Debbie Fisher  02920 348248

For DBS enquiries please contact Alison Smith 029 20348227  dbsadmin@churchinwales.org.uk