We take seriously the safety and wellbeing of all volunteers, employees, guests and visitors to the church. The following policies express our commitment to this and our task in reflecting the promise of life that Jesus offered in his ministry. Each policy is reviewed annually by the Parochial Church Council.
We pay particular attention to the care of vulnerable adults and children. If for any reason you have cause for concern over the care and welcome we are providing, please do not hesitate to contact our Safeguarding Coordinator - Mrs Irene Mortimore or the Incumbent of the Parish, Revd Jeremy Putnam (01872 261944). You may also wish to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Sarah Acraman on 01872 274351.
Out of hours please phone 01208 251300 for an urgent safeguarding response from Social Care, or if you believe somebody is at immediate risk of harm please phone the police on 999.
If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.
Local Authority Children’s Social Care: 0300 123 1116
Local Authority Adult’s Social Care: 0300 1234131
For further support and advice you may wish to contact one of the following services:
Family Lives: 0808 800 2222
National Domestic Violence - Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Action On Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
Childline: 0800 1111
Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900
NAPAC: 0808 801 0331
Samaritans: 116 123