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Safeguarding at AVC

Ainsdale Village Church follows the safeguarding policy of the United Reformed Church (URC).


The URC is committed to safeguarding in every area of its life and ministry. Safeguarding is the action taken to promote and protect the well-being and human rights of individuals.

This means we will:

  • Do all we can to create and maintain a safe and caring environment for all people

  • Respond promptly and effectively to any form of abuse and neglect, including reporting abuse to statutory agencies when necessary

  • Seek to prevent abuse in any form from occurring. We will seek to identify individuals who may pose a risk to others and take necessary actions to minimise risk whilst supporting these individuals in our communities when safe to do so.

If you wish to discuss a safeguarding concern, please contact one of the following


Lucinda Green - Safeguarding Coordinator

     07717 084 553

Wendy Parry - Deputy Safeguarding Coordinator

     07760 314 305

Julie Rafferty - Synod Safeguarding Officer (Mersey Synod)

      07376 053 044

For information on safeguarding in the URC Mersey Synod

For a full statement on the URC’s approach to Safeguarding

To view Good Practice 6, the URC’s Safeguarding Guidance document 

Information & links for Safeguarding organisations (provided by URC)

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