At St Jude’s, we do our utmost to ensure that everyone in and visiting our community is kept safe. All staff and volunteers working with children and vulnerable adults must undergo a safer recruitment process and an enhanced DBS disclosure.
We also expect them to be fully conversant with the safeguarding policy. As a church, we have adopted the Church of England's safeguarding policy 'Promoting a Safer Church' which can be viewed here.
The PCC agreed this policy statement in their meeting held on 15th June 2020.
Please contact Mark or Jan (see below) if you have any concerns or queries about children or adults in the church, either that they are suffering harm, or are causing harm to others.
To report concerns please download, print and fill out this recording concerns form which can be viewed here.
Contact Details for St Jude’s Safeguarding Officers
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer for Children is: Jan Parkins
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer for Vulnerable Adults is: Mark Mavrikakis
Our lead recruiter and safeguarding administrator is: Ali Simpson/Jess Tams (Adam’s wife - Maternity Cover)
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 07904 124 633 (Jess)
Some other useful contact details:
The national Church of England has now launched SafeSpaces an independent service supporting survivors of church-related abuse.
This service offers support to survivors of church-related abuse whether or not a report has been made. This independent service is run by the charity Victim Support and funded by the Church of England together with the Catholic Church in England and Wales and the Church in Wales. It is free to access via telephone, email or web-chat.
Telephone: 0300 303 1056 (answerphone available outside of opening times)
Childline - 0800 11 11 - a free confidential helpline for children, open 24 hours a day, every day, all year.
NSPCC - 0808 800 5000 - if you are worried about a child, contact the NSPCC helpline. Don’t wait until you are certain, call for advice and support or email email@example.com
The Sliverline - 0800 470 80 90 - a free confidential helpline for older people open 24 hours a day, every day, all year.
The Samaritans - 116 123 - If there is something troubling you, you can get in touch any time.
Parish Safeguarding Officer for Children
Lead Recruiter and Safeguarding Administrator