Safeguarding at St Margaret's

Safeguarding June 2019

St Margaret of Antioch – Safeguarding Statement.

At St Margaret’s Barming we take the care of all God’s people seriously, as such we are committed to implementing the House of Bishops’ safeguarding policies and good practice guidance*

A formal statement to adopt the House of Bishops’ “Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy statement” was agreed by the Parochial Church Council and recorded in the minutes of the meeting on 23rd May 2018.

Our safeguarding contacts are:-

Leah Gardner - Safe Guarding Representative - 01622 678 433

 

Sue Shardlow - Deputy Safe Guarding Representative- 07837523226

 

Justina MacWilliam - DBS Officer - 01622 720 389

 

Janice Keen - Diocesan Safe Guarding Advisor - 01634 560 000

We have a safeguarding team, who meet a minimum of three times a year, to review all safe guarding matters.

We follow the guidance from the Diocese of Rochester, and National Church.  Following the guidance all people working with children, young people or vulnerable adults are safely recruited, and undergo appropriate training and DBS checking.

Safeguarding information is displayed at all our church venues.

*https://www.rochester.anglican.org/resources/safeguarding/guidance-safeguarding/

National Helplines:-

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

Childline: 0800 1111

Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900

NAPAC: 0808 801 0331

Samaritans: 116 123

Family Lives: 0808 800 2222

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Action On Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141

(01622) 726263

Church Lane, Barming, ME16 9HA

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Rev Wil North.  Email:- revwilnorth@hotmail.co.uk 

The Rectory, Church Lane, Barming, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 9HA

Telephone:- 01622 726263