As part of The Church in Wales, East Cardiff Ministry Area is committed to fostering an environment where everyone is able to worship and participate in the life of the church in safety.

The Church in Wales will:​

  • promote the wellbeing of children and adults at risk​
  • raise awareness of safeguarding within the Church​
  • work to prevent abuse or harm from occurring​
  • seek to protect and respond well to those that have been abused.​

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility

All who work for the Church, including clergy, employees, and volunteers, are regarded by the Church in Wales as persons working in positions of trust within the Church and as such are expected to adhere to the safeguarding policy and associated procedures and practice guidance.

Safeguarding Training

A healthy Christian community is one which ensures and nurtures the wellbeing of all. Safeguarding needs to be embedded in all aspects of the life and ministry of the Church, and safeguarding training and development at the Church in Wales is delivered in this context.

Church in Wales Safeguarding training is mandatory and will equip you and your church to engage positively with the protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults in a practical and informed manner.

The training is designed and delivered by experienced and skilled trainers, committed to ensuring the Church is safe and welcoming place for all, who understand the statutory requirements of safeguarding children and adults, and how these are carried out in the context of the Church in Wales.

It is a requirement that all clergy, churchwardens, licensed readers, vergers, Ministry Area Council members, Ministry Area safeguarding officers and anyone who has a role which involves working with children, young people and adults at risk complete Module B Understanding safeguarding in the Church. The training needs to be renewed every three years. Module B will take about 3 hours to complete.

Module C Safeguarding and Leadership is for MA Leaders, Safeguarding Officers, Chairs and Members it will help individuals to enhance their understanding of safeguarding practices and guidance. There will be an opportunity to consider how healthy Church communities should look, whilst focusing on good safeguarding behaviours and their impact. Module C will take about 3 hours to complete.

Module E Safeguarding for PTO’s is for all those who hold permission to officiate. Module E will take about 2 hours to complete.

The online Module A, Safeguarding awareness course must be completed first before completing Modules B, C or E.

Course details plus links to online courses and booking details can be found on the Church in Wales website:

Contact Details

For general safeguarding enquiries, please contact:


To talk to someone about a safeguarding concern, allegation or disclosure, please contact:

Faye Howe, Provincial Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 07840 843244​

Report a safeguarding concern, allegation or disclosure to the Provincial Safeguarding Team:

All suspicions, concerns, knowledge, disclosures or allegations of abuse should be reported immediately to the Church in Wales Provincial Safeguarding Team or, in an emergency to the statutory authorities.

If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires urgent medical attention, please call the emergency services on 999 – DO NOT DELAY.

If you think that a child or adult is at risk of harm but is not in immediate danger, please call the local authority social services department.