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Godalming Baptist Church is committed to providing a safe environment for everyone taking part in church activities, both within the building and off-site.


As part of this commitment, we take seriously our responsibilities for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, and have robust policies and procedures in place to ensure our staff and volunteers are using best practice.

We carry out DBS on all volunteers working with children & vulnerable adults. Our verifiers are Catherine Lawton and Manjula Phillips.


Our policies and procedures are discussed and updated as necessary. Copies of the policy documents can be found below:

Child & Adults at risk Safeguarding Policy

Safe to belong

Our designated Safeguarding officers are

Adults at risk - Roger Barnett

Children - Steph Lucas

Safeguarding Trustee - Marion Toombs


Fire, Health & Safety  - Risk Assessments

Whilst we cannot eradicate risk on church activities, we can do our best be aware of potential issues. The Church has carried out risk assements in all areas of our building used for activities. Copies of all risk assessments can be found in the church office.

Our kitchen requires a Health & Safety certificate to be used and copies of those using the kitchen and their certificates can be found in the kitchen. Our kitchen recently received a 5 star hygeine rating in February 2024.  

We have an appointed Fire officer - Mike Jones and our building is regularly checked and assessed. Copies of Fire risk assessments can be found in the church office.



Data Protection & Privacy Policy  

Any personal information given and stored on our data base is kept private, For more details please read the Privacy Policy below.

Privacy Policy

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