Parish Safeguarding – Policy Statement

The Parochial Church Council has adopted the safeguarding policies and procedures of the Church of England. In particular we are committed to:

  • the safeguarding of all children, young people and vulnerable adults;
  • carefully selecting and training paid and voluntary staff who might come into contact with children or vulnerable adults, using the Disclosure and Barring Service, amongst other tools, to check their suitability; 
  • responding without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed; 
  • cooperating fully with the police, local authority and any other appropriate statutory body in any investigation;       
  • ministering appropriately to anyone, child or adult, who has experienced abuse;  
  • extending pastoral care to those known to have offended against children or vulnerable adults whilst ensuring that children and vulnerable adults are protected from them. 

Our appointed Parish Safeguarding Officer is: Mrs P North.

If you have any concerns please contact Mrs P North on 07521 084424 or you can contact the church office here.

Contact Numbers and Websites

NSPCC0808 800 5000
Family Lives – building better family lives together0808 800 2222
Childline0800 1111
National Domestic Violence Helpline0808 2000 247
Stop It Now – helping prevent child sexual abuse0808 1000 900
NAPAC – supporting recovery from childhood abuse0808 801 033
Action on Elder Abuse080 8808 8141
Samaritans – more than a 24/7 helpline116 123
table of contact numbers and website links