Archdiocesan Safeguarding Policy

Archpriest Gregory Hallam is the Archdiocesan Safeguarding Officer and is primarily concerned with policy issues across the Archdiocese.  He can be contacted on 07780 970884 or by email at

Kh. Helen Hallam is the Archdiocesan Safeguarding Administrator and deals with all the DBS checking issues, parish compliance / enquiries and training.  She can contacted on 07904 329570 or by email on the same address (above).

The Archdiocesan Safeguarding Policy for all parishes and communities may be found below:-

Archdiocesan Safeguarding Policy (updated:11th June 2021)

[Please note that this policy cannot be used outside of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland. Other organisations need to design their own policies and take responsibility for the fitness of those policies themselves.  We do not take any responsibility for any safeguarding issues arising from an illicit use of this policy by other organisations contrary to this instruction].

Each parish has a Local Safeguarding Representative who can be contacted with any concerns that members of the parish my have in relation to safeguarding.  Contact Helen (above) for their details.

All the clergy and eligible church workers have been DBS checked to ensure that they have the necessary safeguarding clearance.  They have also received appropriate training in best Safeguarding practice.

To help us with DBS searches, policies and training we use this organisation (31:8).  It is run by Christians.


The following 31:8 video is a good simple statement of practical action in a parish.


Orthodox Prayers and Readings of Protection for Safeguarding Sunday (2nd Sunday in October)