St. Andrew’s with Castle Gate URC takes safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk seriously. This means that we committed to carry out the practice and principles outlined in the URC’s latest Safeguarding policy Good Practice. Elders and those involved in activities with children, young people and adults at risk have the appropriate DBS checks and regular Safeguarding training.

Our Church Secretary is our nominated Safeguarding Officer and concerns about safeguarding issues should normally be directed to the Safeguarding Officer in the first instance – Email :

You may also contact the EM Synod Safegarding Officer – Email:

The United Reformed Church guidance to churches in respect of safeguarding is shared in its Good Practice publication which is currently in its sixth edition. Good Practice 6 which may be found HERE.

St. Andrew’s with Castle Gate URC Safeguarding Policy is always under review. Our current policy (reflecting updates indicated in Good Practice 6) was adopted in February 2024 and may be read HERE.

Under 18 and worried about online sexual abuse? To report, click to visit the CEOP
Safety Centre.