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
07414 631359

Natasha Dean

Natasha Dean
Parish Safeguarding Officer
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
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

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