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Safeguarding

SAFEGUARDING

As a Church we are committed to providing a safe and caring environment for children,
young people and vulnerable adults, to protecting their rights and protecting them from harm.

Our Policy and Practice is based on the model guidance provided by the Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS). 
Our Policy is registered with CCPAS who also supervise our Disclosure and Barring Service checks on all people who wish to work with children, young people or vulnerable adults.  We are also advised by the Diocese of Lichfield.

Our Policy and Procedures are available to be seen in the Church Office.  A brief summary can be found in the secure section of the website.

Safeguarding Children and Young People

Parents and carers, the safety of your child/children is very important to us.

The Safeguarding Children and Young People Co-ordinator is Brenda Hawkins and she can be contacted on 01922 454635 in her absence contact Claire Foin on 01543 374191.

Brenda and Claire will happily discuss with you our policies and procedures for ensuring the safety of our young people and children. Any concerns regarding the welfare and safety of any child or young person whilst in the church’s care must be reported as soon as possible to Brenda or Claire.

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

The Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Co-ordinator is Hannah Johnstone and she can be contacted on 07887369115.

Hannah will discuss with you our policies and procedures for ensuring the safety of vulnerable adults.Any concerns that arise during visiting, pastoral ministry or prayer ministry must be reported as soon as possible to Hannah.

Under no circumstances should a church worker or volunteer or member of the public carry out their own investigations into the allegation or suspicion of abuse.

Training sessions are held regularly to ensure all workers with our children and young people are familiar with the procedures and understand the importance of working to best practice at all times.

Contact numbers

Brenda Hawkins – Church Warden and Safeguarding Children Co-ordinator 01922 454635

Claire Foin – St Thomas Church deputy Safeguarding Children Co-ordinator 01543 374191

Hannah Johnstone - Church Warden & Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Co-ordinator 07887369115

Walsall Children’s Services - 01922 658170 out of hours 01922 653555

Lichfield Diocese Safeguarding Children Officer - Rev C Beech 01630 685491

Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service - 01322 660011

Childline - 0800 1111

 

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