Parish Safeguarding - Policy Statement

 The Parochial Church Council has adopted the safeguarding policies and procedures of the Church of England. In particular we are committed to:

  • the safeguarding of all children, young people and vulnerable adults;
  • carefully selecting and training paid and voluntary staff who might come into contact with children or vulnerable adults, using the Disclosure and Barring Service, amongst other tools, to check their suitability; 
  • responding without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed; 
  • cooperating fully with the police, local authority and any other appropriate statutory body in any investigation;       
  • ministering appropriately to anyone, child or adult, who has experienced abuse;  
  • extending pastoral care to those known to have offended against children or vulnerable adults whilst ensuring that children and vulnerable adults are protected from them. 
      We have appointed as our Parish Safeguarding Officer:  Mrs P North
      Please contact via 07521 084 424 or by clicking on this link           

     A copy of the Parish Safeguarding Policy is available here or in the right-hand drawer of the Welcome Table located in       the vestibule of St Mark's Church.

     Contact Numbers

     NSPCC:                                                  0808 800 5000   
     Family Lives:                                       0808 800 2222
     Childline:                                              0800 1111            
National Domestic Violence:       0808 2000 247 
     Stop It Now:                                        0808 1000 900
     NAPAC:                                                  0808 801 033   
Action on Elder Abuse:                   080 8808 8141
     Samaritans:                                        116 123