Safeguarding

Promoting a safer church

Confident disciples in the joyful service of their church and community actively promote the welfare of all who are vulnerable.  We can work together to prevent harm from occurring.  This is Safeguarding.

Safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of this church.

OUR COMMITMENTS

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

 - that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advise from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.

Local Contacts available to speak to if you have any concerns:

Name:      Rev Chris Harrington 

Role:        Rector

Tel:         01529 460904

email:    c.r.harrington@btinternet.com

Or

Name:   Jan France

Role:     Parish Safeguarding Officer for our Group of Parishes

Tel: 01529 462011

email:  janetpfrance1@gmail.com  


Diocesan Contact 

Name:     Penny Turner

Role:       Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Tel:         01522 504080/81

email:     safeguarding@lincoln.anglican.org

IF THERE IS IMMEDIATE RISK OF DANGER PLEASE CONTACT THE POLICE ON 999

HELPLINES

NSPCC  0808 800 5000                        Family Lives   0808 800 2222

Childline  0808 1111                            National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247

Stop it Now   0808 1000 900                Action on Elder Abuse 0808 808 8141

NAPAC  0808  801 0331                      Samaritans  116 123

Information about domestic abuse during COVID-19:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-and-domestic-abuse/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-victims-of-domestic-abuse

If you are in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the police - the police will continue to respond to emergency calls

If you are in danger and unable to talk on the phone, call 999 and then press 55. This will transfer your call to the relevant police force who will assist you without you having to speak

National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Men’s Advice Line: 0808 801 0327

LGBT Helpline: 0800 999 5428