Safeguarding Statement

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

In this Parish, we are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of the children and vulnerable adults within our church community and we believe that Christian communities should be places where all people feel welcomed, respected and safe. We are therefore committed to safeguarding all those who attend the worship and other activities that we offer.

We adopt and implement the House of Bishops’ Policies ‘Protecting All God’s Children’ (2010); Promoting a Safe Church’ (Policy for Safeguarding Vulnerable adults in the Church of England) 2006; the Diocese of Ely Policy and Procedures (2015) and The Church of England Practice Guidance: Safer Recruitment (2015).

Full details of our policies are available in our churches or from the Safeguarding Co-ordinator.

If you have a concern and would like to speak to someone, please contact our Safeguarding Co-ordinator in the first instance.

Our safeguarding co-ordinator is:
Mrs Pat Chalmers and she can be contacted on 01638 742006

Our children’s advocate is:
Mrs Dawn Hurrell and she may be contacted on 01638 743118

If you would like to speak to the Diocese of Ely Safeguarding Team, you can find their details here: http://www.elydiocese.org/safeguarding

If you are concerned that someone you know is being abused or is at risk of being abused or presents a risk to others, you can report the matter to Social Care Services or the Police on 101. In an emergency dial 999.

Childline Number is 0800 1111