Promoting a Safer Church

 

The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church

                                          Our Commitments

 

  • Promoting a safe and healthy environment and culture in every way possible at all times

  • Safely recruiting and supporting those with responsibility related to children, young people and adults at risk, whether paid or voluntary

  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation

  • Caring pastorally for those subjected to abuse, or others affected by it

  • Caring pastorally for those against whom concerns or allegations are raised, or others affected by such

  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk

  • Appointing Safeguarding Officers, and ensuring all workers complete self-declaration forms, DBS clearance and training at least every 3 years.

  • Following the guidelines and procedures published by the Church of England in 2017, reference copies of which are kept in the church office.

If you are concerned

that someone you know is

  • at risk of being abused, or

  • is being abused, or

  • presents a risk to others

please seek advice from one of the people below.

(If necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.)

Local People to Contact for Help or Advice:
  • Julie Howell (Parish Safeguarding Officer):
    07841 912010

Diocese of Norwich Safeguarding Advisers:

Sue Brice and Sian Griffiths 

Both of our Safeguarding Advisers can be contacted on:

Tell:  01603 882345

Email: sue.brice@dioceseofnorwich.org                            

Further Regional Support:

  • Local Authority Social Services (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub for Children and Adults): 0344 800 8020

  • Harbour Centre (Sexual Assualt Referral Centre in Norfolk): 01603 276381

  • Leeway Helpline (Sepcialist domestic abuse charity, working in Norfolk): 0300 561 0077

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

Specialist National Helplines:

  • NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

  • Childline: 0800 1111

  • National Domestic ViolenceHelpline: 0808 2000 247

  • Samaritans: 116 123

  • Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900

  • Family Lives: 0808 800 2222

  • Action On Elder Abuse: 080 8808 814

  • MACSAS (Minister and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors): 0808 801 0340

  • NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood): 0808 801 0331