Safeguarding

We take safeguarding very seriously to ensure we offer the best possible care for all our children, young people and vulnerable adults.  All those working with children have a current DBS check as do those working with vulnerable adults.  We adhere to the Church of England Safeguarding Policy, ‘Promoting a Safer Church’.  Please click HERE for a copy.

Please click HERE for a copy of our own local Safeguarding Policy.

Registration is essential for all our children’s activities before children can participate.

In recognition that safeguarding is everybody at St Martin’s concern, please find below the link to online Basic Awareness training (C0), that all are welcome to complete to better understand the issues.  Please click on the image below to access the training.


You will be asked to register first and you should then proceed via the “Basic Awareness C0” tab.

The online module will take you somewhere between 30 and 45 minutes depending on your existing level of awareness, knowledge and experience. Notification that you have completed the module will be emailed to you on completion.

Our Safeguarding Officer is Mrs Kate Ryder who can be contacted at pso@easthorsleychurch.org.uk or via the Parish Office (01483 654263).

The Rector can be contacted at rector@easthorsleychurch.org.uk  01483 283713

Are you a survivor or victim of church related abuse? Could you help the Diocese of Guildford to learn from the past and protect the future?

The Diocese of Guildford is currently reviewing all its records, across all 162 parishes, to ensure that all safeguarding concerns and allegations have been identified, reported, and appropriately actioned. Critical to this, is the voice of survivors and victims. The Diocese of Guildford wants to listen to and to learn from your experiences and ensure that your voices are heard throughout this review process.

Coming forward

Anybody who would like to give information or make disclosures about church-related abuse is asked to contact Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Jackie Broadfoot (jackie.broadfoot@cofeguildford.org.uk  07918 559387).

Support is available

The Diocese recognises that coming forward may be extremely difficult and dedicated support has been set up for you. Two confidential listening services have been set up, for those people who have experienced church related abuse but who might want to talk through their experiences and feelings before taking any next step. To find out more about the support available click here.

Building the safest community we can

Bishop Andrew, Diocesan Bishop for the Diocese of Guildford explains why we are doing this: “It is important we do everything we can to make our churches the safest places they can be. Safe means different things to different people but this review will help us to ensure that the concerns reported to our churches have been dealt with properly, and the care taken and the support given is of the high quality that people rightly deserve.  We have learnt from a previous review that that survivors and victims’ voices are critical, and I would urge you to come forward.”