Safeguarding policy for the parish church of St André de la Pommeraye
In the first instance please consult the Church of England’s work on Promoting a Safer Church at https://www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding/promoting-safer-church-safeguarding
We take seriously our responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults entrusted to our care and have a Safeguarding Officer and Safeguarding Policy that we work to.
CHURCH SAFEGUARDING OFFICER
Annie Wilkes-Green / [email protected] / 01481 238008
The Very Reverend Tim Barker / [email protected] / 01481 238568 / 07781 166095
Howard Roberts / [email protected] / 01481 257815
Sharon Harvey / [email protected] / 01481 238800
DIOCESE OF SALISBURY
In ensuring high standards of practice in safeguarding, we are supported by the Diocese of Salisbury’s safeguarding team, who work closely with the Guernsey Police and specialist staff of the States of Guernsey Committee for Health and Social Care.
The Safeguarding Advisers are qualified and experienced social care practitioners who can provide advice and guidance to parishes and others in the diocese on child and adult protection. They can offer advice, discuss any protection matters and clarify anything in the Deanery Guidelines. They are always ready to work with you to plan a detailed response to any protection issue, taking into account all aspects of your particular situation. Please do not hesitate to contact them; they are always very ready to help.
Jem Carter works 9 am - 5 pm, Tuesday - Friday inclusive; contact details: [email protected]
Suzy Futcher works 9 am – 5 pm, Monday - Wednesday inclusive; contact details: [email protected] or 07500 664800
Weekend cover: after 5 pm on a Friday, an external provider thirtyone:eight offers a helpline (operational from 7 am until midnight) – 0303 0031111. The website is https://thirtyoneeight.org/
[Between midnight and 7 am, urgent matters of concern should be referred to the emergency services; less urgent matters should be referred to a Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser during operational hours or, during a weekend, to thirty one:eight during operational hours.]
More information about the Church of England’s commitment to safeguarding can be found at
The Deanery of Guernsey's safeguarding information can be found at
For information about the Guernsey Police Public Protection Unit, click http://www.guernsey.police.uk/PPU
If you are concerned about a child in Guernsey or Alderney, contact the Islands Safeguarding Children Partnership / icpc.gg / 01481 223182 (out of office hours, contact the Emergency Duty Team on 01481 222222).
[amended, 14 January 2023]
The Parish's Safeguarding Statement can be viewed by clicking on the 'download' button.