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Safeguarding

Children, Young People, and Vulnerable Adults

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility

We have adopted the House of Bishops' safeguarding policy statement

Promoting a Safer Church.

If you feel

a child or adult

is in danger
phone 999

NOW!

If You Have a Concern

Church Safeguarding Officer

Zanni Stead

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07880 560906

zanniyoung@me.com

Diocesan

Safeguarding Adviser

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Thirtyone:Eight’s

24-hour helpline

0303 003 1111

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Childline

0800 1111

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NSPCC

0808 800 5000

help@nspcc.org.uk

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Safeguarding Policy Statement

Promoting a Safer Church.

Every person has a value and dignity, which comes directly from the creation of people in God’s image. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ.

Among other things this implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.

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  • We commit ourselves to nurture, protect and safeguard all our members, particularly children, young people and adults at risk.

 

  • We recognise that safeguarding is the responsibility
    of the whole church.

  • We undertake to exercise proper care in the selection, appointment, training and support of those working with children or adults at risk.

  • We will respond without delay to concerns or allegations that a child or adult at risk may have been harmed, cooperating fully in any investigation.

  • We will challenge any abuse of power by anyone in a position of trust. We will seek to offer pastoral care to anyone who has suffered abuse.

  • We will seek to offer pastoral care and support, including supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or adult at risk.