Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Selling

SAFEGUARDING

SAFEGUARDING

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Damaris Gardiner 01227 752819

Church Wardens: Damaris Gardiner 01227 752819 & Sue Higgs 01227 752397

Safeguarding policies and procedures of the Church of England can be found at https://www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding/promoting-safer-church/policy-practice-guidance.

Details of the Diocese of Canterbury Child and Adult Protection guidelines can be found at www.canterburydiocese.org/safeguarding.

The Diocesan Safeguarding Office can be contacted on 01227 459401

email: [email protected]

Parish Safeguarding Policy Statement

Parish of Selling

This 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

We have appointed Damaris Gardiner

Tel: 01227 752819

as the Parish Safeguarding Coordinator

Any child wishing to talk about a problem can contact Childline on 0800 1111

Any parent or carer wishing to talk about parenting problems can contact Family Lives on 0808 800 2222

The Parish Safeguarding Coordinator(s) is available to speak with adults or children.