Christ Church

"The parish of Burntwood: Christ Church is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Lichfield’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm, please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services."

We are Dementia Friendly and aiming to get certificated. As a church community we have achieved an Eco Church Bronze Award.

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01543 642187
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01543 642187

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Morning Worship

Every Second, Fourth Sunday at for 1 hour
Christ Church
Church Road Burntwood Lichfield, WS7 9EA, United Kingdom

Worship service with hymns, all are welcome

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Working with Children and Adults at Risk
If you need to contact your local Children’s Services Safeguarding team please check your local authority website.
Your church’s safeguarding co-ordinator:
Name: Hayley Delamont
Tel: 01543 642187
You have concerns about possible abuse (including allegations):
1. In an emergency, respond immediately.
2. Consult the person to whom you are responsible.
3. Decide together whether to seek advice or to make an immediate referral
4. Keep a record of what happened, your concerns and your actions
5. Tell your minister and/or safeguarding co-ordinator.
6. Only tell others who need to know.

A child, young person or adult wishes to disclose they have been abused:
1. Listen. Keep listening. Do not question or investigate.
Do not promise confidentiality; tell them we need to share this. Assure them they are not to blame.
2. Tell them what _you are going to do and that they will be told what happens.
3. Make careful notes of what is said, record dates, times, events and when you are told.
4. Report it to the person to whom you are responsible and your minister or safeguarding co-ordinator.
5. Only tell those who need to know.
6. If a child is in imminent danger report to the Police or Social Service.

• Treat everyone with respect, setting a positive example for others.
• Respect personal space and privacy.
• Ensure another adult is present or within sight or hearing of any activity.
• Ensure any actions cannot be misinterpreted by someone else
• Challenge unacceptable behaviour
.• Do not put anyone, including yourself, in a vulnerable or compromising situation.
• Do not have inappropriate physical or verbal contact with others. .
• You must not keep allegations or suspected abuse secret
Promoting a Safer Church (CHP 2017)
The Parish Safeguarding Handbook (CHP 2018)

Neil Spiring: Lead Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser Reg Social Worker (SWE 39995) T:01543 306147
E: [email protected]
Linda Clifford-Hayes: Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser Registered Social Worker T:01543 622432
E: [email protected]
Kim Hodgkins : Diocesan Safeguarding Officer T:01543 306099 E: [email protected]
For out of hours emergency support please call 0303 003 1111 (option 2). If a child or adult is injured or in immediate danger please call the police on 999. Should you require further information see the Lichfield Diocesan website:
NSPCC 0808 800 5000,
Stop It Now 0808 1000 900,
Childline 0800 1111
Minister and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors 08088 010340,
Thirty One: (formerly CCPAS) PO Box 133, Swanley, Kent BR8 7UQ 0303 003 11 11,
Domestic Violence Support Refuge/Women’s Aid [email protected]
Samaritans Counselling for those in despair or suicidal 116123, [email protected]
Victim Support line 808 168 9293 ,
NAPAC – National Assoc. for People Abused in Childhood 0808 801 0331,
National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247
Elder Abuse Helpline 080 8808 8141
Family Lives Helpline 0808 800 2222
RESPECT Men’s Advice Line 0808 801 0327