Safeguarding & Coronavirus
That National Church team has updated its Safeguarding webpages with the following resources, that may be of use during this time:
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:
Renate Beerling (Lead): 01233 712729/07547 499041 email@example.com
Alison Cale: 01233 712819 firstname.lastname@example.org (Child Protection Charing Heath)
Jenny Oliver: 07876 762541 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Brightwell 07398 009951 E-mail: email@example.com
New Independent Safeguarding Chair
Canterbury Cathedral and the Diocese of Canterbury are pleased
to announce the appointment of Carol Iddon as the Diocese’s new
Independent Safeguarding Chair. Carol is a highly experienced
strategic leader responsible for delivering excellent Children’s Services
across the UK including children in need, looked after children
and child protection services. She has worked at Action for Children
for sixteen years, including the last four as Managing Director
for Children’s services.