Safeguarding Statement: Parish of Great Waltham with Ford End

The Parochial Church Council of Great Waltham with Ford End, takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

This Safeguarding Statement applies to all who make up the church ‘workforce’ which includes all clergy, holders of Bishop’s licence or permission, those commissioned or authorised by the Bishop, those, paid or unpaid, who hold positions of responsibility in a parish and work with children or vulnerable adults, and those with representational parish ministry, for example; churchwarden, organist, server & choir members

For the purposes of this document the term ‘Parish’ is used to denote the PCC and Incumbent who are together responsible for ensuring that diocesan safeguarding policies and procedures are implemented.

For the purposes of this document a child is anyone under the age of eighteen years.


  1. The Great Waltham with Ford End PCC has adopted the Diocese of Chelmsford Safeguarding Policy 2014.  A copy of the full relevant policy is obtainable on the Diocese of Chelmsford's website and a hard copy is kept on the noticeboard at the back of each church.
  1. The Parish Safeguarding Representative at St. Mary and St. Lawrence Great Waltham and St. John the Evangelist Ford End is Alison Bates and has been appointed by the PCC.


Alison Bates - Safeguarding Officer

If you have any queries please contact either of our Safeguarding team - Alison Bates and Greg Waters

Greg Waters

Greg Waters - Safeguarding Officer