Safeguarding

House of bishops safeguarding policy for children, young people and adults

  • Promoting a safer environment and culture

  • Safely recruiting and supporting 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.

Helplines

  • NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

  • Childline: 0800 1111

  • Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900

  • NAPAC: 0808 801 0331

  • Samaritans: 116 123

  • Family Lives: 0808 800 2222

  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

  • Action on Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141

If you are concerned

If you are concerned that someone you know it risk of or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Advisor or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.

Local Contacts available to speak to of you have any concerns

Name: Maureen King

Role: Parish Safeguarding Officer

Tel: 01252 912764

Email: Safeguarding@stpetersyateley.org.uk

Name: Jackie Rowlands

Role: Diocesan Safeguarding advisor

Tel: 01962 737317

Email: safeguarding@winchester.anglican.org

Local Authority Social Services

Tel: 0300 555 1373

If there is an immediate risk or danger please contact the Police on 999

The parish of St Peter's, Yateley Safeguarding Policy Statement

The following policy statement was agreed at the Parochial Church Council (PCC) meeting held on the 21st May 2019

This parochial church council has adopted the Church Of England Safeguarding Policies and Practice Guidance. In particular our church is committed to:

  • 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.

The Parish will do the following

  • Create a safe and caring place for all.

  • Have a named Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) to work with the incumbent and the PCC to implement this policy and procedures.

  • Safely recruit, train and support all those with any responsibility for children, young people and adults to have the confidence and skills to recognise and respond to abuse.

  • Ensure that there is appropriate insurance to cover for all activities involving children and adults undertaken in the name of the Parish

  • Display in church premises and on the Parish website the details of who to contact if there are safeguarding  concerns or support needs.

  • Listen to and take seriously all those who disclose abuse.

  • Take steps to protect children and adults when safeguarding is a concern of any kind arises, following House of  Bishops guidance, including notifying the Diocesan Safeguarding Manager (DSM) and / or statutory agencies  immediately.

  • Offer support to victims / survivors of abuse regardless of the type of abuse, when or where it occurred

  • Following advise fringe the Diocesan Safeguarding Manager, support and manage the safe involvement of any member of the church community who may pose a risk to children and adults whilst maintaining appropriate confidentiality and the safety of all parties.

  • Ensure that procedures and risk assessments are in place and these are reviewed annually

  • Review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practices at least Annually.

 

Each person works within this Church community will agree to abide by this policy and the guidance established by this church. 

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