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Safeguarding at St Peter ad Vincula, Wisborough Green

Parish of St Peter ad Vincula, Wisborough Green - Safeguarding Policy

As members of this PCC we are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of all our members.

  • We recognise that safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.
  • We are committed to implementing all safeguarding policies and practice guidance issued by the House of Bishops
  • We will carefully select and train all those who work or volunteer in positions of trust. We will use the Disclosure and Barring Service, amongst other tools, to check the background of each person.
  • We will respond, without delay, to every concern made that a person for whom we are responsible may have been harmed.
  • We will co-operate fully with statutory agencies during any investigation concerning a member of the church community.
  • We will seek to ensure that anyone for whom we have pastoral responsibility who has suffered abuse is offered support that meets their needs.
  • We will respond appropriately to those who have committed sexual offences who wish to join our fellowship, following House of Bishop's guidance and the advice of the Safeguarding Team.
  • We will review this policy annually and as part of this process will ensure that all our procedures, particularly in relation to the Disclosure and Barring Service, are up to date.

Our Safeguarding Representative is:

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Name:  Mrs Henrietta Warwick
Address:  Newton Echoes Kirdford Road, Wisborough Green RH14 0DD
Telephone:  01403 700262
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Additional Contacts:

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Colin Perkins – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Tel: 01273 425792 / 07500 771210

Local Authority Social Services: – West Sussex County Council
- for children at risk -Tel: 01403 229900, or 033 022 26664 for out-of-hours calls
- for adults at risk – Tel: 01243 642121

Where to get Additional Help

  • If you are a child and you need to talk to someone about things that are happening to you that you don’t like, please visit the Childline website here, or telephone Childline on 0800 1111
  • If you are an adult and you need to access support about something that is happening to you, please click here to find out how you can do that. Scroll down to find links to various support organisations for you to contact.  
  • If you need to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, please click here
  • If you need to report a safeguarding concern to the statutory authorities in Sussex, please click here; click on the option on the left that most describes the situation you are concerned about, and follow the advice and further links you find there. Please remember to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team as well once you have contacted the statutory authorities. 

Promoting a Safer Church

This poster gives the House of Bishops overall safeguarding policy and some contact details for National help organisations. Click on poster to enlarge

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