Church of England Diocese of Hereford Abdon

Safeguarding

PROMOTING A SAFER CHURCH

The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the church.

OUR COMMITMENTS

• Promoting a safer environment and culture

• Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults

• Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern / allegation

• Caring pastorally for victims / survivors of abuse or other affected persons

• Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns / allegations of abuse and other affected persons

• Responding to those that may pose a present risk

IF YOU ARE CONCERNED

that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.

LOCAL CONTACTS AVAILABLE TO SPEAK TO IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS

Mandy McPhee, Diocesan Safeguarding Officer

Tel: 07875 757396

Local Authority Social Services

Tel: 0345 6789021

HELPLINES

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: 0808 808 8141