Safeguarding Policy

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The safeguarding of all people, but especially children and vulnerable adults, is of utmost importance to us. 

For this reason, all staff and volunteers who work directly with children and/or vulnerable adults are recruited and undergo regular training in line with national guidelines.

Should you have a concern regarding an issue of safeguarding, St. James' Church has appointed the following contacts in the parish:

St. James' Church has adopted and adheres to the Church of England's guidelines on the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults contained in the document "Promoting a Safer Church"

St James' safeguarding team contacts :

Revd Russ Gant

Revd Russ Gant
Vicar
vicar@stjamesrowledge.org.uk
07414 631359

Natasha Dean

Natasha Dean
Parish Safeguarding Officer
safeguarding@stjamesrowledge.org.uk
07584 598954

Should you wish to report an issue beyond the parish team, in the first instance you should contact:

Ian Berry

Ian Berry
Safeguarding Advisor for the Diocese of Guildford
ian.berry@cofeguildford.org.uk
07544 566850

The following organisations may also be of interest.

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.

Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 ( free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm).

The National Church Safeguarding Team 

safeguarding@churchofengland.org




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