Safeguarding at Chorley United Reformed Church

The United Reformed Church (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: Fiona Hodson Church Safeguarding Coordinator: or the North West Synod Safeguarding Officer

For information on safeguarding in the North West Synod of the URC please click here. For a full statement on the URC’s approach to Safeguarding, click here. To view Good Practice 6, the URC’s Safeguarding Guidance document please click here.