We take seriously the safety and wellbeing of all volunteers, employees, guests and visitors to the church. Our Safeguarding Policy expresses our commitment to this and our task in reflecting the promise of life that Jesus offered in his ministry. This policy is reviewed annually by the trustees of the CIO.
We pay particular attention to the care of vulnerable adults and children. If for any reason you have cause for concern over the care and welcome we are providing, please do not hesitate to contact our Safeguarding Coordinator, Jane Wheeler or the Lead Minister, Revd Sophie Chatten. You may also wish to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Sarah Acraman on 01872 274351.
Out of hours please phone 01208 251300 for an urgent safeguarding response from Social Care, or if you believe somebody is at immediate risk of harm please phone the police on 999.
For further support and advice you may wish to contact one of the following services:
- Family Lives: 0808 800 2222
- National Domestic Violence – Helpline: 0808 2000 247
- Action On Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141
- NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
- Childline: 0800 1111
- Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900
- NAPAC: 0808 801 0331
- Samaritans: 116 123
If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.
- Local Authority Children’s Social Care: 0300 123 1116
- Local Authority Adult’s Social Care: 0300 1234131