The Deanery of Jersey is committed to providing a safe place for everyone within our church community - and especially children, young people and vulnerable adults.
The Jersey Deanery Child and Adult Protection Policy was updated in July 2020. It is based on the Church of England Parish Safeguarding Handbook and has been adapted for the Jersey context. Click here to view the Jersey Deanery Safeguarding Policy.
The Church of England Parish Safeguarding Handbook can be found here
Contact our safeguarding co-ordinator, Mrs Kath Chatrian, by email here or on 01534 733957
The Churchwardens can be emailed by clicking on the names below or calling 01534 733957:
In the Diocese of Salisbury, there are two Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers (DSAs), who work together in a job-share arrangement, providing safeguarding cover throughout the week. These are Jeremy (Jem) Carter and Suzy Futcher.
Suzy Futcher has lead responsibility for the Deanery of Jersey and will have general oversight on all matters relating to the Island. In in her absence you should speak to Jem Carter, who will have full access to relevant safeguarding records and will also provide advice in line with this handbook about any safeguarding incident or query.
Jem Carter works 9 am - 5 pm, Tuesday - Friday inclusive, either from Church House, Salisbury or from home. Jem is also the dedicated Safeguarding Adviser to Salisbury Cathedral. Jem can be contacted by email on [email protected]. He is also available via mobile phone on 07469 857888. An on-line discussion can be arranged if necessary.
Suzy Futcher works 9 am – 5 pm, Monday - Thursday inclusive, either from home or Church House, Salisbury. Suzy can be emailed on [email protected] or contacted via mobile phone on 07500 664800. Again, an on-line meeting can be arranged if needed.
On call service
The Diocese of Salisbury also provide a limited ‘on call’ DSA service from Monday - Thursday inclusive, until 9 pm. After 9 pm, it is likely that any situation will be an emergency one, in which case the Police should be contacted. Call provision is shared between Heather and Jem as below:<ul type="disc"> <li>Monday and Tuesday evenings: Suzy Futcher</li> <li>Wednesday and Thursday evenings: Jem Carter</li> </ul>
After 5 pm on a Friday, an external provider ‘thirtyone:eight’ is contracted to provide an out of hours safeguarding service until 9 am the following Monday.They should be contacted in respect of any concerns over this period via their 24/7 helpline – tel 0303 0031111. They will provide initial advice and direction and send an alert to the DSAs, for their attention and follow-up action when they return to work after the weekend. Further information regarding ‘thirtyone:eight’ can be found on their website https://thirtyoneeight.org/ which also contains a wealth of generic advice on safeguarding issues.