Safeguarding of adults

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

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/adult-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 the welfare, safety and health of all by enocuraging an open, honest, caring and supportive environment.

Safeguarding - who to contact

If you have concerns about the immediate safety of a vulnerable adult,
you should report the matter immediately to either of the following:

The Police  999

Social Services
  Leicester City (incl. out of hours) - 0116 454 1004
  Leicestershire Adult Services - 0116 305 0004

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

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

If you are an adult and have experienced abuse:

If you are an adult who has been affected by past abuse, you can discuss this with the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers: Rachael Spiers 0116 2615341 and Peter Holloway 0116 2615241

Local support can be accessed from:

Juniper Lodge which offers a comprehensive service to anyone over 18years who has experienced rape or sexual assault recently or in the past

.http://www.juniperlodge.org.uk/reporting-options/i-dont-know-if-i-want-to-report-to-the-police

Quetzal a Leicester based service for any women over 16 years who has experienced childhood abuse. It  provides long-term counselling, crisis counselling and a telephone helpline. tel 0333 101 4280

.http://quetzal.org.uk/

First Step Leicester Leicestershire and Rutland is an organisation run for male survivors and their supporters of sexual abuse and rape.

0116 254 8535

https://firststepleicester.org.uk/

Family Action Post Abuse Service (Supporting children and young people in Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland who have experienced sexual abuse)

tel 0116 216 8334