Children enjoying a Christingle service (Photo Credit: James Bremridge)

The Safeguarding Policy was agreed at the Parochial Church Council (PCC) meeting in January, 2021.

The Churches of The Minster, St Mary’s and St John’s, Isle of Wight are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture
of people within our church community, also to encouraging an environment where all people and especially those who
may be vulnerable to worship and pursue their faith journey with encouragement and in safety.
We are also committed to the implementation of the Church of England’s Safeguarding Policy and Procedures, and the
relevant statutory legislation and guidance for the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. In line with
Portsmouth Diocese guidance, we have adopted the Church of England’s Parish Safeguarding Handbook,


This church appoints Mrs Janet Holliday as the Safeguarding Officer.

Our Safeguarding Representative can be contacted by at email or phone: 01983 821961.

Address: c/o Parish Centre, Town Lane, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1JU.

Incumbent: The Venerable Peter Leonard

Churchwardens: Tracy Osborn and Janet Holliday


Parish Safeguarding Handbook
Safeguarding Policy 2021