Church of England Diocese of Derby Holy Trinity Edale

Safeguarding

IMPORTANT INFORMATION IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE ABOUT PAST CASE REVIEWS [FEB 2020]


The Edale PCC safeguarding Lead is Mrs Rosie Rumble

[email protected]

For further information please link to the Derby Diocese web pages on safeguarding,  

https://derby.anglican.org/en/safeguarding.html

Reporting abuse and finding support

If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention call the emergency services on 999. Do not delay.

The National Safeguarding Team, NST, is working to increase the capacity and expertise of parishes, dioceses and other Church of England institutions to respond to safeguarding concerns and support victims and survivors. We are not able to offer either an emergency or 24-hour response but there are Safeguarding Advisors in every diocese and Safeguarding Officers in every parish. Details of the safeguarding team based in your diocese can be found via the relevant diocesan website. See above.

If you wish to report any safeguarding concerns directly to the National Safeguarding Team please make contact using the form below. We will ensure that any concerns are referred to the relevant diocese and/or statutory agency, as appropriate.

Finding support

We understand reporting abuse may be very difficult and distressing to you and it may add to your hurt by our not being able to immediately assist you. Therefore here are the contact details of other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services:

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.

Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 ( free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm).

The National Safeguarding Team: [email protected]


FEBRUARY 2020    <span style="font-size: 1rem;">Past Cases Review 2 (PCR2)</span>

We are now starting the PCR2 process. This is an independent review to look at all the safeguarding files [historic and current] for both adults and children including church officers. The review aims to ensure that wherever concerns have been raised since PCR1 in 2007, they have been handled appropriately. The National Church has given a commitment to undertake this review which will not only look at types of harm, both to children and adults, but will probe records and concerns held in parishes.

In Edale, we are not aware that we have anything to report but we take this review very seriously. We recognise that there may be in our parish survivors of abuse which took place locally or elsewhere. If you wish to make representations to the PCR2 process in the Diocese or you need to come forward with information or make any disclosures regarding church related abuse, please see the contact details below.  Survivors were not invited to contribute to the 2007-2009 PCR and the Church has wanted to ensure a different, trauma informed approach is taken by PCR2. Listening to survivor voices has helped to shape how this review will be conducted.

Individual survivors who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process in the Diocese or who need to come forward with information or make any disclosures regarding church related abuse are encouraged to make direct contact with the Safeguarding Team 01332 388678. 

However, recognising that this may not feel safe for those with experience of abuse from within the church, a dedicated national helpline – 0800 80 20 20 – operated independently from the church, by the NSPCC, was set up in September 2019 and remains available. <span style="font-size: 1rem;">Survivors and victims can use the helpline to provide information or to raise concerns regarding abuse within the Church of England context; whether they are reporting issues relating to children, adults or seeking to whistle blow about poor safeguarding practice.</span>

<span style="font-size: 1rem;">Protocols and practice guidance for the Church of England’s Past Cases Review 2, (PCR2) have been published and are on the National Church of England Website. www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding/promoting-safer-church/safeguarding-news-statements/past-cases-review-2</span>

We need to submit the final report to the National Safeguarding team by the end of December 2020. <span style="font-size: 1rem;">The closing date for responding to PCR2 in the Diocese of Derby is by 31st March 2020.</span>