We are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our church community.
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.
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.
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:
Safeguarding Officer (Kym Bryden) // firstname.lastname@example.org or 07723 461604
Priest in Charge (Mike Archer) // email@example.com or 07595 333881
DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING MANAGER
Jackie Rowlands // 01962 737317 or 07921 865374