St Mary’s Church is committed to safeguarding Children and adults at risk within our church community and creating an environment where all people are able to worship and pursue their faith journey with encouragement and safety.

We are also committed to the implementation of the Diocese of Portsmouth Safeguarding Policy and Procedures and the relevant statutory legislation and guidance for the welfare of children and adults at risk. To that end, all church roles and activities must give explicit regard to safeguarding.

For the full Safeguarding Policy, please see Safeguarding Policy 2019