PARISH of WIGMORE ABBEY
Safeguarding
Wigmore Abbey Parish Safeguarding officer Mrs J Rix 01547 540 171
A formal statement of adoption of the House of Bishops’ Promoting a Safer Church; Safeguarding Policy Statement’. The Church of England, its archbishops, bishops, clergy and leaders are committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church. Safeguarding means the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture. This means we will promote the welfare of children, young people and adults, work to prevent abuse from occurring, seek to protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been abused. We will take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others, and offer support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks. The Church of England affirms the ‘Whole Church’ approach to safeguarding. This approach encompasses a commitment to consistent policy and practice across all Church bodies, Church Officers and that everyone associated with the Church, who comes into contact with children, young people and adults, has a role to play. The Church will take appropriate steps to maintain a safer environment for all and to practice fully and positively Christ's Ministry towards children, young people and adults; to respond sensitively and compassionately to their needs in order to help keep them safe from harm. Wigmore Abbey PCC Michael Catling Rector Andrew Page Secretary to the PCC 8 th April 2019
PARISH of WIGMORE ABBEY
Safeguarding
Safeguarding If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, or if necessary, report the matter to your Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Mandy McPhee 07875757396 or m.mcphee@hereford.anglican.org Wigmore Abbey Parish Safeguarding Officer. Mrs J Rix 01547540171 Herefordshire Council Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub. Children 01432 260800. Adult 01432 260 715 (Week day office hours) Emergency Duty Team 0330 123 9390 (after 5pm and public holidays) Shropshire County Council Child or Adult concern 0345 678 9040 Emergency duty team 0345 678 9021 Powys County Council Child or Adult concern 01597 827666 (day time) Emergency duty team 0845 0544847 (after 5pm, weekends and public holidays) NSPCC 0808 800 5000 Chlidline (help line for children) 080011 11 National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247 Action on Elder Abuse 0808 808 8141
A formal statement of adoption of the House of Bishops’ Promoting a Safer Church; Safeguarding Policy Statement’. The Church of England, its archbishops, bishops, clergy and leaders are committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church. Safeguarding means the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture. This means we will promote the welfare of children, young people and adults, work to prevent abuse from occurring, seek to protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been abused. We will take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others, and offer support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks. The Church of England affirms the ‘Whole Church’ approach to safeguarding. This approach encompasses a commitment to consistent policy and practice across all Church bodies, Church Officers and that everyone associated with the Church, who comes into contact with children, young people and adults, has a role to play. The Church will take appropriate steps to maintain a safer environment for all and to practice fully and positively Christ's Ministry towards children, young people and adults; to respond sensitively and compassionately to their needs in order to help keep them safe from harm. Wigmore Abbey PCC Michael Catling Rector Andrew Page Secretary to the PCC 8 th April 2019