Church of England Diocese of Rochester St. Luke, New Brompton

2. SAFEGUARDING

Safeguarding

At St Luke's, we are committed to safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults.

Our PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website (see Links below).

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Liz Marlow, who may be contacted at church or on 01634 579375.

Bishop’s Adviser for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults:

Janice Keen

Tel: 01634 560000 or 07787445032

Email:[email protected]

The Rochester Diocesan Safeguarding pages can be reached by clicking on the 'Safeguarding' tab on the bottom edge of this page, as well as by following Links below.

The local Parish Policy Statements for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults are being drawn up by the Parochial Church Council, and will be published here in due course.  They will be fully compliant with the Diocesan and general C of E policies.

A 'Promoting a Safer Church' poster incorporating relevant contact details is on display in the Church porch (Virginia Road entrance) and on the noticeboard in the Hall lobby.

All our ministers have undergone independent safeguarding training. We believe that St Luke's is a safe and happy environment for everyone, particularly for children, young people, and vulnerable adults, and it is our intention to ensure that it always remains so.

Links:

https://www.rochester.anglican.org/resources/safeguarding/

https://www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding/promoting-safer-church-safeguarding

You may need to copy and paste these to your browser!

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