At CoGS we are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of the children and young people within our church community, and also to encouraging an environment where all adults and especially those who may be vulnerable are able to worship and pursue their faith journey with encouragement and in safety. Our safeguarding policy applies to all church officers and is informed by and supports the House of Bishops’ and Diocesan policy and practice guidance.

If you have any questions or concerns any of the following contacts may be used. If you need to talk to someone outside the parish please contact the Diocese.

CoGS Safeguarding Officer:Julia Barton


Revd Janette Smith


Portsmouth Diocese
Safeguarding information

On-line training on the Church of England’s Training Portal:

Basic Awareness, Foundation, Safer Recruitment, Domestic Abuse and Modern Slavery Training.

Safeguarding Policy (PDF)

Parish Safeguarding Policy Document