We want to do all we can to make our church a safe place to be for everyone. We are committed to safeguarding children, young people, victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse and vulnerable adults.
Our church council has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding. That means we are committed to:
Promoting a safer environment and culture.
Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the Church
Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons
Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons
Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others
PARISH SAFEGUARDING HANDBOOK
Who to contact
Our safeguarding officer is Sara King, who can be contacted by email or via the St Peter's welcome desk.
St Peter's is part of the Diocese of Chelmsford. You can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding team by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (01245 294444).
Further information, including contact details for other Safeguarding charities and organisations, can be found on the Chelmsford Diocese Safeguarding website.
Resources about domestic abuse
OUR DOMESTIC ABUSE RESPONSE POLICY
There are a number of resources that may be of help to you:
The following books and booklets are available from the bookstall at St Peter's:
If you are concerned that you, or someone you know is being abused:
In an emergency (especially if someone is in immediate danger of harm) you should always call 999 and ask for the police
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
Childline (if you’re 18 or under): 0800 1111
Thirtyoneeight (Independent Christian Safeguarding charity): 0303 003 1111
St Peter's Safeguarding Officer (email)
Chelmsford Diocese Safeguarding Officer: 01245 294444