Safeguarding at Stroud Parish Churches

We take safeguarding very seriously at Stroud Parish Churches with robust policies and training. However, the key to our safeguarding is our approachable and friendly team. 

Julie Edmonds

Currently attends the church in Slad. Julie has previously been a primary school teacher, worked with adults with learning difficulties, worked in the probation service, and with charities that support young disengaged pupils, care leavers, and their support staff. Julie is currently a learning and development advisor with Adult Social Care.

Mary Slater

Currently attends the church in Slad. Mary has been a teacher in primary and secondary schools in Kent, London and Gloucestershire; as well as schools in Central and Southern Africa and Qatar.

Heather Fletcher

Currently attends the church in Slad. Heather trained as a nurse and a midwife in Gloucestershire and spent most of her 40-year career working in the NHS. Now retired she brings all of that understanding and experience into our safeguarding team.

Important Links

Here are a number of documents that inform and guide our approach to safeguarding. Click to view them.

The Church of England Parish Safeguarding Handbook

The Gloucester Diocese Safeguarding Webpage

Stroud Parish Churches Safeguarding Policy

Contacting the safeguarding team

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[email protected]

Stroud Parish Churches Safeguarding Policy

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Safeguarding

Our safeguarding team can be contacted on this email address: [email protected]

For more helpful information see our safeguarding page >>

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In these unprecedented times, we are working hard to find imaginative solutions in a landscape that has been rapidly changing. Sometimes we get things right, and sometimes we miss the mark. I apologise that this has been the case regarding communion.

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