In accordance with the Church of Engtand Safeguarding Policy our church is committed to:
Promoting a safer environment and culture.
Safety recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to chitdren, young people and vulnerable adults within the church.
Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.
Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons.
Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons.
Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others.
The Parish will:
Create a safe and caring place for all.
Have a named Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) to work with the incumbent and the PCC to implement poticy and procedures.
Safety recruit, train and support all those with any responsibility for children, young peopte and adults to have the confidence and skills to recognise and respond to abuse.
Ensure that there is appropriate insurance cover for all activities involving children and adults undertaken in the name of the parish.
Display in church premises and on the Parish website the details of who to contact if there are safeguarding concerns or support needs.
Listen to and take seriously all those who disclose abuse.
Take steps to protect children and adults when a safeguarding concern of any kind arises, following House of Bishops guidance, includingnotifying the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) and statutory agencies immediately.
Offer support to victims/survivors of abuse regardless of the type of abuse, when or where it occurred.
Care for and monitor any member of the church community who may pose a risk to children and adults whilst maintalning appropriate confidentiality and the safety of all parties.
Ensure that heatth and safety poticy, procedures and risk assessmentsv are in place and that these are reviewed annually.
Review the implementation of the Safeguarding Poticy, Procedures and Practices at least annually.
Parish Safeguarding Officer: Rose Burrow
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Mandy McPhee
Vicar: Revd Nick Armstrong
Please see below for additional useful contact numbers:
Herefordshire Council Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub
Children – 01432 260800
Adult – 01432 260715 (weekday office hours)
Emergency Duty Team – 0330 123 9309 (after 5 pm, weekends and Public Holiday)
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
Childline (helpline for children): 0800 11 11
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247