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 (amended 2018)

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 

If Fay is unavailable, please contact Dorian Davies, Head of Safeguarding: / 0292 034 8200 or Wendy Lemon Provincial Safeguarding Officer: 07392 319064.

If out of hours or an emergency, please contact Social Services or the Police as appropriate.

Safeguarding Training

Safeguard training is provided by St Padarn’s Institute.

Other contacts:

For DBS enquiries please contact Alison Smith on 029 20 348 248 or email 

DBS Guidance:

DBS Application form – Applicant Guide