SAFEGUARDING

We are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our church community.

DBS APPLICATIONS

Under Diocesan guidelines we need to check that all volunteers involved with children or potentially vulnerable adults have DBS clearance, and that this be re-checked every 5 years. If you are hoping to join a team that requires you to undergo a check, you will need to complete a DBS application before getting invovled; please chat to your team leader about how to complete this.


POLICY

Our policy for the protection of 0-18s is available to download here.

Our policy for the protection of vulnerable adults is available to download here.


TRAINING

Following changes in the National Church Safeguarding Policy the Diocese has implemented a new programme of Safeguarding training courses. All the training follows the national standard as issued by Church of England training team and is transferable, so if you move to another Diocese or role this training will be valid. 

To find out whether you need to complete any training to support your voluntary role, please chat to your team leader. If training is required further details, along with links to complete C0 and C1 and book onto further courses, can be obtianed from the Diocesean website.


SUPPORT

IF YOU CONSIDER SOMEONE TO BE IN REAL & IMMEDIATE DANGER

You must call either:

The police 0845 045 4545 / or 101 / or 999
MASH 023 8083 3336 / out of hours 023 8023 3344 

Then inform a Designated Person (detailed below) within 24 hours

CONCERNS ABOUT SOMEONE’S SAFETY

Talk to a Designated Person or the Diocesan Safeguarding Manager detailed below:

DESIGNATED PERSONS

Safeguarding Officer (Kym Bryden) // safeguarding@highfield.church or 07723 461604 

Families & Schools Ministry Leader (Sammy Jordan) // families@highfield.church or 07923 062833

Priest in Charge (Mike Archer)  // vicar@highfield.church or 07595 333881 

DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING MANAGER

Jackie Rowlands // 01962 737317  or  07921 865374