Church of England Diocese of Leeds Gilling

SAFEGUARDING

SAFEGUARDING

This policy statement on safeguarding in the Church was adopted by St. Agatha, Gilling West Parochial Church Council meeting on 30th August 2020.

Each person who works within this church will agree to abide by these recommendations and the guidelines established by this church. The church appoints Sue Coyle as the Parish Safeguarding Officer to the PCC.

Safeguarding Policy Statement

Promoting a safer church

House of Bishops 2017

PARISH NAME St. Agatha, Gilling West

At a Parochial Church Council meeting held on 10th April 2018

Each person who works within this church will agree to abide by these recommendations and guidelines established by this church. This church appoints Mrs Sue Coyle as Parish Safeguarding Officer.

The application of this policy will be reviewed each year and a report provided by the Parish Safeguarding Officer to the PCC.

Signed on behalf of the PCC

NAME : Rev Anthony P Kirby Rector

SIGNATURE 10th April 2018

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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’

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OUR COMMITMENTS

• 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 and 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

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IF YOU ARE CONCERNED……

…….that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from the Safeguarding Officer or if necessary report the matter to the local Authority Care Services or the police without delay.

Our Safeguarding Officer is available to speak to if you have any concerns

Parish Safeguarding Officer – Sue Coyle 01748 829843 

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor Narinder Lyon 07872 005309 narinder.lyon @leeds.anglican.org

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HELPLINES

NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) 0808 800 5000

CHILDLINE 0800 1111

STOP IT NOW (Child Sexual Abuse) 0808 1000 900

NAPAC (National Association of People Abused in Childhood} 0808 801 0331

SAMARITANS 116 123

FAMILY LIVES (Parenting and Family Support) 0808 800 2222

NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINE 0808 2000 247

ACTION ON ELDER ABUSE 080 8808 8141