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Safeguarding

In accordance with the House of Bishops’ Policy Statements Promoting a Safer Church (2017) and Protecting All God’s Children (2010), and the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy Promoting a Safer Diocese (2018), St Peter's Parochial Church Council has committed to:

• Promoting a safer environment and culture.

• Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, 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.

Any concerns about safeguarding should be shared in the first instance with the VICAR or with Jackie Hall, St Peter's SAFEGUARDING OFFICER. The church wardens, Simon Brooke and Jane Fryer, can also be contacted via the PARISH OFFICE.

If you are not able to contact anybody in St Peter's, or your concern relates to one of the church leaders, the DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING TEAM should be contacted directly. For more information visit https://safeguarding.london.anglican.org

If the situation is an emergency, or a child or adult is in immediate danger, the matter should reported immediately to the police and/or social services.

Follow the link to view of copy of ST PETER'S PARISH SAFEGUARDING POLICY.

 

USEFUL CONTACTS

London Diocesan Safeguarding: call 020 7932 1224 or email safeguarding@london.anglican.org

Local Authority Children's Services/Social Care: call 0208 753 6600 or email Familyservices@lbhf.gov.uk

Local Authority out of hours emergency social care duty team: call 020 8748 8588

Childline: call 0800 1111  (https://www.childline.org.uk)

Thirtyone:eight (formerly Churches Child Protection Advisory Service): 24 hour helpline 0303 003 11 11

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 24 hour helpline 0808 2000 247 (http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk)

 

FOR FURTHER ADVICE OR SUPPORT:

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 0800 0699 784

Age UK Advice Line: 0800 678 1602 (8am to 7pm every day of the year)

LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 5428

Men’s Advice Line: 0808 801 0327

National Rape Crisis Helpline:0808 802 9999 (open every day from 12-2.30pm and 7-9.30pm)

National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours) if you are experiencing domestic abuse or need help to report

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours) for advice or guidance if you are worried about a child

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

The Survivors Trust: 0808 801 0818 (open Monday to Wednesday 10-7.30pm, Thursday 10-6pm and Friday 10-2pm)