As a Parochial Church Council (PCC) we have adopted the safeguarding policies and procedures of the Church of England.  We are committed to…

• safeguarding all children, young people and vulnerable adults

• carefully selecting and training staff and volunteers, using the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) amongst other tools, to check their suitability

• responding without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed or is at risk

• cooperating fully with the police, local authority and any other appropriate statutory body in any investigation

• ministering appropriately to anyone who has experienced abuse

• extending pastoral care to offenders, whilst ensuring that children and vulnerable adults are protected from harm

Useful Contacts and helplines:

Our Parish safeguarding Lead is Nigel Collins 07835 078024 Email: [email protected]

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers: Fiona Coombs Email: [email protected] and Paul Brightwell Email: [email protected]

Childline 0800 1111 Family Lives helpline for parents/carers 0808 800 2222

If you believe a vulnerable adult or child is at immediate risk of harm contact the Police on 999

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