Safeguarding

Safeguarding

Here at St Giles we take the safeguarding of the people in our church very seriously

“We recognise that the welfare of every person is paramount regardless of age, disability, gender racial heritage, religious belief or their sexual orientation or identity. They have the right to equal protection from all types of harm and abuse.”

St Giles Safeguarding Policy 2013

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of people as a church, we have created a strict and robust safeguarding policy that is enforced and followed. This policy was created to fit with the Diocese of Peterborough safeguarding guidelines and this policy is regularly reviewed.

We accept that most forms of abuse can occur in all communities and is most likely to occur within families and by people known to the victim. We are aware of potential warning signs and have procedures in place follow. We follow a strict recruitment and vetting process and provide training for those wanting to be involved in working with vulnerable children/adults whether the post is paid or unpaid.

Key Policy Statements

  • In all our activities we endeavour to safeguard everyone.
  • We are committed to promoting and supporting a safe and friendly environment.
  • When concerns are raised we respond immediately to those concerns follows the diocesan procedures and take all concerns and allegations seriously.

If you have any safeguarding concerns you must contact the church Safeguarding Officer Denise Evans immediately email logo  or telephone image  01604 230360.

If you cannot get hold of the Safeguarding Officer then you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer Gary Johnson email image or  01733 887 000

Please find below the link to our child protection policy, with the code of conduct and good practice guidelines. This is also viewable in the church and the church centre.

If you have any more questions or queries about safeguarding and St Giles then please contact Denise Evans, our Safeguarding officer and she will answer any question you have.

Our full safeguarding policy can be downloaded here.

Below are some links and contact numbers that you might find useful related to safeguarding in a wider context