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Parish of All Saints with St Peter, Maldon Safeguarding Statement


Safeguarding Statement:

Parish of All Saints with St Peter, Maldon

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of All Saints takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

This Safeguarding Statement applies to all who make up the church ‘workforce’ which includes all clergy, holders of Bishop’s licence or permission, those commissioned or authorised by the Bishop, those, paid or unpaid, who hold positions of responsibility in a parish and work with children or vulnerable adults, and those with representational parish ministry, for example; churchwarden, organist, server & choir members

For the purposes of this document the term ‘Parish’ is used to denote the PCC and Incumbent who are together responsible for ensuring that diocesan safeguarding policies and procedures are implemented.

For the purposes of this document a child is anyone under the age of eighteen years.
 

Policy

  1. The All Saints PCC has adopted the Diocese of Chelmsford Safeguarding Policy 2014.

    A copy of the full relevant policy is obtainable on the Diocese of Chelmsford's website, 
    www.chelmsford.anglican.org/safeguarding, the All saints Maldon website www.allsaintsmaldon.com, and a hard copy is kept accessible for reference on the Safeguarding section of the noticeboard at the back of the Church.

 

  1. The Parish Safeguarding Representative (PSR) at All Saints is David Presswell and he has been appointed by the PCC.

 

Statement of Commitment

The PCC will develop a safeguarding culture that:

 

To bring this about we will:

 

The most important point to bear in mind is, if in doubt about any safeguarding matter contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team (DST) whose job it is to offer advice, guidance and support in all situations in which a child or adult may be at risk. For this purpose the DST can be contacted at any time on;   01245 294444

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Parish Safeguarding Representative (PSR)

 Name: David Presswell
Contact details:    01621874856           mobile: 07985978334       dpresswell1@btinternet.com

DBS Checks:  David L. Hylands       01621 841711      mobile: 07850 257059       

Diocesan Safeguarding Team
Contact Details: 01245 294444 (24/7) or email: safeguarding@chelmsford.anglican.org

Safeguarding contact details for Essex County Council, County Hall

Children’s Services: 0845 603 7627

Adult Services: Essex County Council    0845 603 7630

National Helplines
Childline: 0800 1111
NSPCC: 0808 500 8000
Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 200 0247

MACSAS (Ministers and clergy sexual abuse survivors): www.macsas.org.uk

Mencap Learning Disability Helpline: 0808 808 1111

VOICE UK (For people with learning disabilities who have experienced crime or abuse): 0808 802 8686
StopItNow! (For anyone who may need help preventing abuse, even in themselves): 0808 100 0900
Women’s Aid (Seeking to end domestic violence against women and girls): www.womesaid.org.uk
Samaritans: 08457 909090

 

[1] See ICO for http://ico.org.uk/for_organisations/data_protection

 

The most up to date version of this policy can be found at :

www.chelmsford.anglican.org/safeguarding