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 :-
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