Safeguarding

Safeguarding Contents

 

1.   If you are concerned...

2.   Helplines

3.   Policy

4.   Links

 

1.   If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if neccessary 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:

Jacky Franklin, Parish Safeguarding Officer for St Nicholas Church, Kidbrooke.

Tel: 020 8856 8171 / 07757 237183  email: jackyfranklin@hotmail.co.uk

Sue Morrison, Parish Safeguarding Officer for St Nicholas Church, Kidbrooke.

Tel: 020 8856 7057   email:sue.morrison215@hotmail.com

Kate Singleton, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Tel. 020 7939 9423 / 07982 279713 (24hr)   email: kate.singleton@southwark.anglican.org

 

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

 

2.   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 Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Action on Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141

 

3.   Policy

Parish of St Nicholas, Kidbrooke

 

Safeguarding Policy Promoting a Safer Church

 

 

In accordance with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy, 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 who may pose a present risk to others.

 

The parish will:

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 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 cover for all activities involving children and adults undertaken in the name of the parish

display on church premises and on the parish website the details of whom to contact with safeguarding concerns or support needs

listen to and take seriously all those who disclose abuse

take steps to protect children and adults when a safeguarding concern of any kind arises, following House of Bishops’ guidance, including immediately notifying the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) and statutory agencies

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

care for and monitor 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 health and safety policy, procedures and risk assessments are in place and that these are reviewed annually

review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practice at least annually.

 

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

 

The Parish Safeguarding Officers are Jacky Franklin and Sue Morrison

 

Incumbent: T.M. Linkens

 

Churchwardens: Folakemi Asuni, Gloria Ishola

 

Date: 24 November 2019

 

 

 

4.   Links

https://southwark.anglican.org/safeguarding/

https://www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding/promoting-safer-church-safeguarding