Church of England Diocese of Ely Ascension Cambridge

Safeguarding

Safeguarding - Caring for children and vulnerable adults.

The Parish of the Ascension in all its churches is committed to safeguarding all those who attend the worship and other activities that we offer. Safeguarding promotes the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and includes all actions to protect them from harm.

• The Parish of the Ascension follows recommended safeguarding practice in recruiting, training and supporting our ordained and lay ministers, our employees and our volunteers.

• We follow the House of Bishops’ Policy statement,‘Promoting a safer church‘ (2017) and guidelines from the Diocese of Ely

https://www.elydiocese.org/safeguarding/policy-and-practice-guidance

• The Parish of the Ascension's Safeguarding Policy for children and vulnerable adults is available to download from the bottom of this page

Any concerns can be discussed in confidence with our safeguarding officer, Ank Rigelsford, who can be contacted at the parish office or by phoning 01223 315000 or 01223 368150.

The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor is Rebecca Boswell 01353 652731/07904 487912

The Local Authority Children's Social Care contact numbers are 0345 045 5203 (8-6pm Monday to Friday) 01733 234 724 (out of hours)

The Local Authority Adult Social Care contact numbers are 0345 045 5202 8am to 6pm weekdays, 9am to 1pm Saturday

If someone is in danger and unable to protect themselves, or cannot remain in the community without immediate intervention, telephone: 01733 234 724

PofA_Children_and_Vulnerable_Adults_Policy_current_0, PDF

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