Safeguarding at St John’s

At St John’s we want to make everyone feel welcome and safe. To help with this, we have a safeguarding panel. Their roles include looking out for those within St John’s who may need support. They are also available to speak to about any issues or concerns you may have. 

Every volunteer who helps with children and youth work has to complete an application form, a Access NI check and two references, as well as an interview with the Safeguarding Panel. We run regular vulnerable adult and child protection training for those on teams. Please contact the Church Office if you wish to help with the children and youth work or be involved in other ministries and we’ll put you in touch with the right people.

The Church of Ireland Code of Good Practice for Ministry with Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults. Approved by the Standing Committee of the General Synod of the Church of Ireland, September 2007.

St John’s Parish Panel

Rev. Joanne Megarrell

Mr William Crockett

Mrs Kathryn McMurray

Reporting a Concern

If you have a safeguarding concern please do contact either our Rector or another member of our Safeguarding Panel by calling (02892 611268). If you are unable to get through, then please do leave a message if the concern is not urgent. If you do need to speak to someone urgently, then please try contacting the Church Office (02892 617136). If you believe someone is at immediate risk or danger please call 999.