Safeguarding

We take our duty and obligation to safeguard and protect all people extremely seriously, and we have adopted the national Church of England’s robust safeguarding procedures and guidelines. The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of the whole Church. If you or anyone you are in contact with would like to talk with someone independently, or if you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please call one of the following helplines, or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay:

  • St. Peter’s Safeguarding Officer: Judy Moulds 01244 336186
  • Diocesan Safeguarding Officer: Pauline Butterfield 07703 800031
  • Local Authority Social Services: 0300 123 7047
  • NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
  • Childline: 0800 1111
  • Safe Spaces helpline on 0300 303 1056  or email safespaces@victimsupport.org.uk

Our Commitments:

  • 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

The St. Peter’s Policy is here: http://www.stpeterswaverton.org.uk/new/wp-content/uploads/Waverton-parish-Safeguarding-Poicy-20-3-2019-good.docx

and is in line with the Church of England national policy and can be found here: https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2019-05/PromotingSaferChurchWeb.pdf