What to do if you are concerned:

EMERGENCY: If you believe a child or adult is in immediate danger of significant or serious harm, contact the emergency services on 999.

NON- EMERGENCY: Contact the Parish Safeguarding Officer or incumbent, in the first instance. They must then contact the DSA. If neither are available, contact the DSA directly. If the concern arises in an activity, discuss with the group/activity leader, who will contact the Parish Safeguarding Officer or incumbent.

‘The Church of England is called to share the good news of God’s salvation through Jesus Christ. The life of our communities and institutions is integral to how we address this task. The good news speaks of welcome for all, with a particular regard for those who are most vulnerable, into a community where the value and dignity of every human being is affirmed and those in positions of responsibility and authority are truly trustworthy. Being faithful to our call to share the gospel therefore compels us to take with the utmost seriousness the challenge of preventing abuse from happening and responding well where it has.’

From ‘Promoting a Safer Church’,

The Church of England ’s Safeguarding Policy Statement

The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of the whole Church. Everyone who participates in the life of the Church has a roleto play in promoting a Safer Church for all. However there are particular people who oversee the safeguarding at Pip and Jim’s Church, these are:

Incumbent: Rev. Mark Ruoff – 07359442440 / [email protected]

Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO): Phillipa Summers - 01271 883200

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA): Ruth Pitman – 01392 345909

If you would like more details please contact us or visit here to view documents related to safeguarding in the diocese.