Safeguarding & Coronavirus

That National Church team has updated its Safeguarding webpages with the following resources, that may be of  use during this time: 

Our Safeguarding co-ordinators are:
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Renate Beerling (Lead): 01233 712729/07547 499041   renatebeerling@hotmail.co.uk

 

  • Shirley Solly: for details, please contact the Parish Office on  07395 910317.

Renate Beerling

Parish Safeguarding Policy Statement

Safeguarding is important to us.

All our adult volunteers are DBS checked and required to do Safeguarding training. 

The Parochial Church Councils of the Parishes of Calehill with Westwell have adopted the safeguarding policies and procedures of the Church of England.

 

In particular we are committed to:

  • the safeguarding of all children, young people and vulnerable adults

  • carefully selecting and training paid and voluntary staff who might come into contact with children or vulnerable adults, using the Disclosure and Barring Service amongst other tools, to check their suitability

  • responding without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed

  • cooperating fully with the police, local authority and any other appropriate statutory body in any investigation

  • ministering appropriately to anyone, child or adult, who has experienced abuse

  • extending pastoral care to those known to have offended against children or vulnerable adults whilst ensuring that children and vulnerable adults are protected from them.

 

Our safeguarding co-ordinators in the benefice are:

 

 

 

 

  • Shirley Solly: for details, please contact the Parish Office on  07395 910317.

The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisors,

who can give expert and immediate support on any Safeguarding concern, are:

Fiona Coombs    07548 232395     E-mail: fcoombs@diocant.org

Paul Brightwell   07398 009951    E-mail: pbrightwell@diocant.org

You can get immediate support from Childline on 0800 1111 or the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000. If you believe someone is at immediate risk or danger, you should call the police on 999.