Church of England Diocese of Oxford Loudwater

Safeguarding

At St Peter's we recognise that 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.

We are committed to:

• 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.

Parish Safeguarding Officer

Sue Breeze

[email protected]

07808 800821

Children's Advocate

Jo Postles

Diocesan Safeguarding Officer

Stuart Nimmo

[email protected]

01865 208290

Document links

Parish Safeguarding Policy

Policy on recruitment and DBS checks

Policy on recruitment of ex-offenders

Diocesan Safeguarding Policy

HELPLINES

Bucks Social Services

To report abuse: 0800 137915

Out of hours emergency: 0800 9997677

National

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.

Parent Line: 0808 800 2222

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)