We believe that safeguarding all who come into our church is of the utmost priority. Whether it is children and young people or vulnerable adults, care for all people is at the heart of our ministry. All volunteers working with vulnerable people have received appropriate safeguarding training and been subject to a DBS check where required. All events are run according to our safeguarding policy which is based on the Church of England’s policy statement Promoting a Safer Church (2017). Both these documents can be accessed below:

Sunnyside Safeguarding Policy 2023
Promoting a Safer Church (2017)
Other policies approved by the PCC:
Safe Use of Images Policy
Responding to Domestic Abuse policy
Recruitment of ex-offenders
Reporting of Serious Incidents to the Charity Commission
Social Media Policy
Video conferencing Policy

If you wish to report an incident or raise a concern please speak to our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Jenny Hyatt (tel: 07836 555654). Alternatively, you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Jeremy Hirst, on 01727 818107.

If a child or adult is in immediate danger of significant or serious harm, call 999.

For more information or helpful websites please visit:

Thirtyone:eight (thirtyoneeight.org) 

NSPCC: Safeguarding Children

St Albans Diocese Safeguarding Team

Our Safeguarding Team

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Jenny Hyatt
Deputy Safeguarding Officer: TBA