Safe and Welcome Awards

To help churches ensure they are safe and welcoming places for all, all parishes in the Diocese of Bristol are encouraged to apply for a Safe and Welcome award. The Safe and Welcome award recognises, affirms and celebrates churches that are welcoming and safe places for all members of our communities.

What is Safe and Welcome?

The Safe and Welcome Awards scheme enables parishes to achieve a recognised standard of welcome, safety, safeguarding and integration for all into their worshipping life. The process enables parishes to review aspects of parish activity relating to safeguarding, health and safety, welcome, accessibility and youth and children’s ministry and to access tailored, support, advice and training from diocesan advisers.

Bronze, Silver and Gold level awards can be achieved with recognition of these achievements made by the awarding of certificates. The award scheme is open to the broad spectrum of churches in our Diocese and isn’t based solely on levels of provision available for children, young people and vulnerable adults.

The Safe and Welcome Awards recognise, affirm and celebrate churches that are welcoming and safe places for all members of our communities.

To request a Safe and Welcome pack for your parish please email  safeandwelcome@bristoldiocese.org