Parish Safeguarding Arrangements

"The parish of Great Salkeld: St Cuthbert is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), who ensures that children and vulnerable people are kept safe, as well as making sure that all our volunteers and those involved in leading services receive regular training.

Contact details for our Parish Safeguarding Officer and other people and organisations who can be contacted for advice or in an emergency can be found on the attached document.  The Diocese of Carlisle’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police or your local authority Children or Adults Services."

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) is Julia Downie:

Tel: 01768 898868  Email: [email protected]

We belong to the Diocese of Carlisle, and they also have a safeguarding adviser:  Joanna Van Lachterop (Normally works Mon-Fri.)

T: 07458 016884
E: [email protected]

Joanna works full-time for the diocese. If she is unavailable and you believe a child may be at immediate risk, you must contact Cumbria Children's Services using the 24 hour number (0333 240 1727) or the police.

More information on suitable people you can contact - including social services and other help agencies - with their phone numbers - is found by clicking on the DOWNLOAD link below.

If you wish to learn more about safeguarding CLICK HERE to find more information on Church of England guidelines for best safeguarding practice.

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