St James’ Safeguarding Policy

Who to contact if you have concerns about safeguarding issues

Non-faith based organisations

The Survivor Trust 
http://thesurvivorstrust.org/
national-helplines/

Childline
0800 1111

Action on Elder Abuse  
08088 088 141

IDASH (Integrated Domestic Abuse Service for Hampshire)
03300 165 112

St James’ Church

Mrs Carol Kidd
Parish Safeguarding Officer

07842 244 876

stjameswestendsafeguarding@
gmail.com

Carol aims to return your call within 24-48 hours

The Diocese of Winchester

24 hour service

01962 737317

safeguarding@
winchester.anglican.org

In an emergency situation please phone 999

St James’ Church

The Ministry Team and PCC of St James’ Church are committed to the safeguarding of all young persons and vulnerable adults attending or visiting our church.

All persons working on behalf of St James’ Church are appropriately screened via the Government Disclosure and Barring Service or through completing a Self-Declaration as per Winchester Diocese recommendations.

Our safeguarding policies can be found here as well as noticeboards around the church. They are:

  • Policy for Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults
  • Child Protection Policy
  • Policy on Domestic Abuse
  • Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders

Before leaving a child in our care, we ask parents and those with parental responsibilities to confirm that they understand there is a Child Protection Policy in place, and that all leaders holding responsibility for the activities hold clear Certificates from the Disclosure and Barring Service, via our Registration Form.

Safeguarding

Diocese of Winchester

Diocesan Safeguarding Newsletters and Manuals are available at: 
http://www.winchester.anglican.org/safeguarding/
https://www.winchester.anglican.org/documents/category/safeguarding-manuals/

Church of England

‘We have to be primarily about developing a culture in our churches that recognises safeguarding is a gospel issue because it is about human wellbeing and wholeness.  We have to develop a culture that is both welcoming of all and in such a way that it is safe for all. This has to be about our day to day, week by week practice in our parishes. Awareness, vigilance, care all matter’.  
Paul Butler 
Lead CofE Bishop for Safeguarding

The Church of England has set out its policy on promoting a safer church:

https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2017-12/PromotingSaferChurchWeb.pdf