Safeguarding of Adults and Children

The PCC of St Mary and St Ethelburga has adopted the safeguarding policies and procedures of the Church of England.  We are committed to:

Safeguarding all children, young people and vulnerable adults

Carefully selecting and training staff and volunteers, 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 or is at risk

Cooperating fully with the police, local authority and any other appropriate statutory body in any investigation

Ministering appropriately to anyone who has experienced abuse

Extending pastoral care to offenders, whilst ensuring that children and vulnerable adults are protected from harm

We have appointed the following safeguarding officers (please see download below for photos):

Parish Safeguarding Officer - Gary Colvin 01303 862360

Disclosure and Barring Officer - Kathryn Druery  - contact the Churchwarden or the Benefice Administrator Alison Dale (see 'Get in Touch' page)

Churchwarden - Phil Hawken  01303 862151

Please speak to them with any concerns.

Childline - 0800 1111

Family Lives helpline for parents/carers 0808 800 2222

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