Safeguarding of Children

The safeguarding of children is taken very seriously by the church. It is of significant importance and we recognize the contribution we can make to protect and support children. 

The PCC has adopted the safeguarding policy of the Diocese of Leicester. The model policy can be found at  http://www.leicester.anglican.org/diocese-office/children-young-people/safeguarding

That page also gives details of the diocesan safeguarding officer along with other contact details in the event that you need them. Our aim is to promote children's welfare, safety and health by encouraging an open, honest, caring and supportive environment.

A pocket guide to safeguarding is to be found here

 http://www.stjohnschurchdonisthorpe.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1530109944.pdf

If you are concerned the pocket guide gives further information  and support on who to contact.

Safeguarding - who to contact
If you have concerns about the immediate safety of someone please don’t delay in ringing the Police  on 999 or Children or Adult Services:

  • Leicester City Children and Adults Services (incl. out of hours for Children’s Services) – 0116 454 1004
  • Leicester City and Leicestershire Adult Services out of hours – 0116 255 1606
  • Leicestershire Children’s Service (incl. out of hours) – 0116 305 0005
  • Leicestershire Adult Services (daytime) – 0116 305 0004

NSPCC - 0808 800 5000

If you have concerns but the vulnerable adult is not in immediate
danger, you should contact Vivien Elphick on 01530 270354 or at  http://teamrector@stlaurencechurchmeasham.org.ukas soon
as possible. She will then contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser.  If
neither priest nor Coordinator are available you should contact the Adviser
yourself:

Rachael Spiers, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser - 0116 261 5341,
rachael.spiers@leccofe.org or Peter Holloway -
0116 2615241

 

The Childline number, for those 18 and under who would like to talk confidentially about a worry,  is 0800 1111


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