Safeguarding

SAFEGUARDING POLICY

PROMOTING A SAFER CHURCH

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. (See contacts listed below)

Our PCC has formally agreed that our church is committed to the Church of England House of Bishops Safeguarding Policy for children, young people & adults:

  • Promoting a safer environment and culture.
  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church.
  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.
  • Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons.
  • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons.
  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others.

 

Contacts:

IF THERE IS IMMEDIATE RISK OR DANGER PLEASE CONTACT THE POLICE on 999.

Safeguarding concerns should be referred to:

Parish Safeguarding Officer — Paul Dorey  cogssafeguarding@gmail.com

Or to the vicar — Howard Wright  01420 563344 | howardwright.cogs@gmail.com

 

You can also contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor Jackie Rowlands 01962 737317 | safeguarding@winchester.anglican.org  or Hampshire County Council  immediate advice or help out of hours 0300 555 1373

Website: https://www.winchester.anglican.org/safeguarding/

 

Other useful numbers:

Hampshire Children’s Services - 0300 555 1384

NSPCC - 0808 800 5000

Stop it Now Helpline - 0808 1000 900

Childline - 0800 1111

Action on Elder Abuse - 0800 0699 784

National Domestic Violence Helpline - 0808 2000 247

Family Lives - 0808 800 2222