The Care and Protection of children, young people and adults involved in the Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church.
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 or other affected persons
Responding to those that may pose a present risk.
If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.
Local Contacts if you have concerns are:
Helen Ashdown, Benefice Safeguarding Officer, 01653 648496 [email protected]
Julie O'Hara, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser 01904 699524 [email protected]
Local Authority Social Care Services 01609 780780