“We are committed to the safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults, and the establishing of safer, caring communities. We have worked hard to improve our culture of informed vigilance, our practices of safer recruiting, and our safeguarding at every level of our church life within congregations and dioceses. We are conscious that there is always more to be done and that this continues to be work in progress. We must always strive to reflect God’s love ever more and more fully as he calls us deeper into his way of being and living. The best of all possible ways of ‘responding well’ would be to ensure that abuse never happened again.”
Taken from “Responding Well to those who have been sexually abused policy and guidance for the Church of England”
The Church of England's Safeguarding Site has comprehensive guidance, advice and contact details. It can be accessed here.
If you wish to talk to someone in the parish you can contact our Safeguarding Officer at St Nicholas',who is the first point of contact for all safeguarding concerns in the parish. Their contact details found below:
Ms Betsy Gratton - Parish Safeguarding Officer
If you wish to talk to someone outside of the parish you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team who will be able to assist you further. Their contact details found below:
The Diocesan Safeguarding Team
01522 50 40 81
07712 32 13 61
Your call or email will be taken seriously and handles with care, sensitivity and prayer.
The Diocese works closely with other charities to support those suffering from abuse, or those who have suffered from abuse in the past. Contact details for these charities can be found below:
The National Association for People Abused in Childhood
0800 085 3330
Ending Domestic Abuse Now in Lincolnshire