Church of England Diocese of Exeter Pinhoe with Poltimore

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

Our church has detailed Policies in place which meet the standard required by the Diocese.

All those who are involved in work with, or come into contact with, vulnerable adults or children are required to undertake training at the appropriate level. This includes all Church Council (PCC) members, clergy and the Safeguarding Officers.

The training is provided by the Diocese and its aim is to set safeguarding in the context of the church, and to familiarise trainees with church and state legislation, policies and practice.

The Safeguarding Officers review the Policy every year and any changes are reported to the PCC.

A copy of the Policy is available from our Safeguarding Officer by clicking here, whose name and contact-details are:

Joy Harvey

07855 056541

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Please speak to your Parish Safeguarding Representative if you have any concerns for the well-being of a child or adult, or about the behaviour of someone towards a child or adult.

If you cannot reach your Parish Safeguarding Representative, please contact your parish clergy or the Diocesan Safeguarding Team:

Charlie Pitman, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser - 01392 345909 - <object height="0">[email protected]</object>

Phill Parker, Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser - 01392 294969 - <object height="0">[email protected]</object>

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If you believe somebody is at immediate risk of harm or that a crime has been committed, dial 999

If you have serious concerns about an individual’s well-being, you should contact the relevant agencies:

Concerns about children

Devon Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH): 0345 155 1071

Domestic Abuse

Devon helpline for professionals and individuals: 0345 155 1074

Concerns about adults

Devon - Care Direct: 0345 155 1007

Rape Crisis National: 0808 802 9999

Devon & Torbay: 01392 204174

Please notify your Parish Safeguarding Representative and/or the Diocesan Safeguarding Team after contacting any of these agencies. Children who want to speak to someone about any concerns they have can call Childline: 0800 11 11

If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:

Revd Katie Cross 01392 759612

Alternatively, you may wish to contact the Diocese of Exeter Safeguarding Team on:

Tel: 01392 345909 or 01392 294969 or 01392 345910

If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you,

you can call Childline on 0800 11 11.