Safeguarding

The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church

 

St Andrew’s Church has adopted as their safeguarding policy the Diocese of Coventry Safeguarding Policy, “Promoting a Safer Church   

 

We are 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.

 

If you have any concern 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 contacts available if you have any concerns

 

J. Meehan                  Parish Safeguarding Officer             judith@heartparishes.org.uk

Rev P. Walker            Rector                                                 peter@heartparishes.org.uk

C. Clarke                     Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser          02476 521345

Diocesan 24 hour cover:     safeguarding@covcofe.org         02476 521345

Warwickshire Social Services                                                  01926 414144

 

If there is immediate risk or danger please contact the Police on 999