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Carey is committed to safeguarding children and adults.

Safeguarding at Carey – who’s who?

Paula Gibbs – Safeguarding Co-ordinator


  • The preparation and implementation of a safeguarding policy and its review annually
  • Ensuring safeguarding policies and procedures are followed
  • Working with the Deputy Safeguarding-Co-ordinator and Safeguarding Elder when safeguarding concerns are raised
  • Acting as an advocate on behalf of children and adults in need of protection.
  • Arranging and making sure workers and leaders attend relevant training
  • Keeping accurate records relating to safeguarding concerns.
  • Regularly informing the Leadership on good practice issues
  • Working in partnership with statutory and other agencies


Hannah Swanepel – Deputy Safeguarding Co-ordinator


  • To cover in the absence of the safeguarding co-ordinator e.g. when on holiday,
  • To provide administrative support to the Safeguarding Co-ordinator
  • Manage any accusation against the co-ordinator or someone close to them making it inappropriate for them to deal with the issue


Andrew Barnett – Safeguarding Elder


  • Providing a clear link between the Safeguarding-Co-ordinator and the Leadership.
  • Working with the Safeguarding-Co-ordinator and Deputy Safeguarding-Co-ordinator when safeguarding concerns are raised
  • Offering pastoral support to abuse victims in collaboration with others from the church and/or outside agencies


Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.

Proverbs 31:8-9