Church of England Diocese of Oxford Datchet

Safeguarding and Child Protection

We take Safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously here at St Mary's and have adopted the Church of England policies relating to this, for both adults and children.  We follow safer recruiting processes and all our personnel involved in working alongside children or vulnerable  adults are required to be DBS checked and undergo relevant Safeguarding training appropriate to their role and function:  St Mary's has adopted  and uses the Church of England online training where a record of individuals'  progress and outcomes of training can be monitored by the Safeguarding Officers, and follow up /further /updated training as required, occur.  

Our Key Commitments :

* Promoting a safer environment and culture                                                                                                                                                                   * Safely recruiting and supporting all with responsibilities related to children and vulnerable adults.                                                          * Responding promptly to all concerns and /or allegations                                                                                                                                        * Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse or other affected persons                                                                                                       *Caring Pastorally  for those who are the subject of concerns/allegations of abuse and other affected persons                                      * Responding to those who 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 Advisor, or if necessary refer the matter to the Local Authority Social Services, or Police without delay. Local contacts are listed here :-

Fr Darcy Chesterfield -Terry  role - Vicar of joint benefice of Colnbrook & Datchet.                                                                                                   Telephone  07442 297 723    e mail: [email protected] 

Jane Simpson -  role   Safeguarding Officer for St Mary's Church                                                                                                                                     Telephone  01753 540948    e mail [email protected]        

 Stuart Nimmo  role - Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor ( Oxford Diocese)                                                                                                                        Telephone  01865 208 290   e mail [email protected] 

LOCAL AUTHORITIES  - St Mary's is served by two unitary Authorities 

RBWM  MASH TEAM Children's Services : Day time telephone   01628 683150 

Slough Children's Services                          Day time telephone  01753 876362 

The Emergency out of hours number for BOTH the above is the same  01344 786543 


OTHER USEFUL NUMBERS   (helplines) 

* NSPCC  0808 800 5000     * Childline 0800 1111    * Stop it Now  0808 1000 900      * NAPAC 0808 801 0331    * Samaritans  116 123            * Family Lives  0808 800 2222   * National Domestic Violence Helpline  0808 2000 247    * Action on Elder Abuse   0808 808 8141 


 A poster outlining the commitments,  with details of who to contact can be downloaded

Policies can be found by following  the links here 

 Promoting a Safer Church House of Bishop's Policy Statement                                        https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2017-12/PromotingSaferChurchWeb.pdf

 Promoting a Safer Church - adults   https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2017-11/promotingasafechurch.pdf

 Protecting all God's Children  https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2017-11/protectingallgodschildren.pdf


Safeguarding_-contact_Poster__Policies, PDF

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