Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. Among other things this implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.

Malmesbury Abbey accepts and endorse the principles set out in the Bristol Diocese 'Safeguarding Policy 2015.’

We are committed to: We will:

The Abbey Safeguarding Team:

Our Parish Safeguarding Officers are the first people to speak to if you have any concerns around the welfare of a child or adult with vulnerability:-

Parish Safeguarding Officer for Children and Young People: Claire Dean, e-mail

Parish Safeguarding Officer for Vulnerable Adults: Sue Kirby, e-mail

If you would prefer to speak with someone outside the church please contact Bristol Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser Adam Bond on telephone number 0117 906 0100 or e-mail

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