The PCC of Temple Sowerby has adopted the House of Bishops Safeguarding Policy, a copy of which is displayed in the church. Safeguarding is discussed at all PCC meetings and any issues reported to the PCC and Annual meetings by the Parish Safeguarding Officer.
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. All people are precious in the sight of God. We have a responsibility to care for one another and to keep people safe from harm. This is a principle that is recognised both from the viewpoint of faith and also in the context of law.
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 or 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.
IF THERE IS IMMEDIATE RISK OR DANGER PLEASE CONTACT THE POLICE ON 101
Local contacts available to speak to if you have any concerns:
Name: Dr Andrew Brittlebank Role: Benefice Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 07740224324 Email: [email protected]
Name: Charles Proctor Role: Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Tel: 07458016884 Email: [email protected]
Local Authority Social Services: 0333 240 1727
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000 Samaritans: 116 123
Childline: 0800 1111 Family Lives: 0808 800 2222
Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900 National Domestic Violence: 0808 2000 247
NAPAC: 0808 801 0331 Action On Elder Abuse: 080 8808 81