Safeguarding Policy



New Wine is committed to Safeguarding as an integral part of its ministry and mission, promoting a culture in which every child, young person and adult is valued and protected. As such, New Wine follows robust policies procedures to ensure that good practice is followed throughout all of its activities.

These policies and procedures reflect our ongoing desire to:

  • Value, listen to and respect children, young people and adults as well as promoting their welfare and protection.
  • Ensure that all those who come into contact with children, young people and vulnerable adults through our activities are recruited safely and appropriately supervised and training.
  • Adopt a procedure for dealing with concerns about possible abuse.
  • Encourage, support, and empower individuals, parents, and carers.
  • Support all those affected either directly or indirectly by abuse.
  • Maintain good links and share relevant information with relevant statutory agencies and other organisations.

Our Safeguarding Policy and Safeguarding Procedures can be downloaded here.

Our Head of Events, Jocelyn Cervera, acts as the Designated Safeguarding Lead for New Wine and can be contacted by emailing

There is also a range of support available to children, young people and adults outside of New Wine itself. Such organisations include:

  • NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
  • Childline: 0800 1111
  • Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900
  • NAPAC: 0808 801 0331
  • Samaritans: 116 123
  • Family Lives: 0808 800 2222
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
  • Action on Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141

Finally, Safe Spaces is a free and independent support service for anyone who has experienced abuse in relation to the Church of England, the Church in Wales, or the Catholic Church of England and Wales. You can contact the Safe Spaces team through their helpline (0300 303 1056), their live chat facility or by emailing If you have been affected, however long ago, Safe Spaces can provide you with support. You do not have to have told the police or the church authorities, and you do not have to still be involved with the church. Your information will not be shared without your consent unless you or someone else is in immediate danger.


New Wine Safeguarding Children, Young People and Adults Policy and Good Practice Guidelines