Contacts and Safegaurding.
Please find below a list of people that you can contact at St Peter’s:
For Church Enquiries:
For enquiries about any of our services or general information about the church please contact the Priest in Charge
Revd Mandy Jones, 01946 748325 email: email@example.com
Mrs J. Moore 01946 63732 - Mr P. Worthington 01946 810457
Local Lay Minister.
Mr J. Tyson 01946 692564
For Hall Enquiries: (School bus)
For all enquiries about our church hall lets and bookings and enquiries about the school bus please contact Anne Curwen 01946 64107
Church safegaurding officer - Mrs G. Heron 01946 813102
The Diocesan Safegaurding officer (DSO) Mr Charles Proctor 07458 0168840
Children's Services 03332401727
Vulnerable Adults 01946 506352
Below is a link to Carlisle Diocese safegaurding policy and the House of Bishop's Policy Document. "Promoting a safer Church"
The Parish of St Peter Kells
The following policy was agreed at the Parochial Church Council (PCC) meeting held on 6th September 2020
In accordance with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy our church is 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.
The Parish will:
Create a safe and caring place for all.
Have a named Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) to work with the incumbent and the PCC to implement policy and procedures.
Safely recruit, train and support all those with any responsibility for children, young people and adults to have the confidence and skills to recognise and respond to abuse.
Ensure that there is appropriate insurance cover for all activities involving children and adults undertaken in the name of the parish.
Display in church premises and on the Parish website the details of who to contact if there are safeguarding concerns or support needs.
Listen to and take seriously all those who disclose abuse.
Take steps to protect children and adults when a safeguarding concern of any kind arises, following House of Bishops guidance, including notifying the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) and statutory agencies immediately.
Offer support to victims/survivors of abuse regardless of the type of abuse, when or where it occurred.
Care for and monitor any member of the church community who may pose a risk to children and adults whilst maintaining appropriate confidentiality and the safety of all parties.
Ensure that health and safety policy, procedures and risk assessments are in place and that these are reviewed annually.
Review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practices at least annually.
Each person who works within this church community will agree to abide by this policy and the guidelines established by this church.This church appoints Mrs Glynis Heron as the Parish Safeguarding Officer
Incumbent .......Revd Mandy Jones............................................................
Churchwardens .......Paul Worthington Jacqueline Moore...............
Date: 6 September 2020