The Parish of South Lafford

Safeguarding - Keeping Safe

Most of the time at church we are like a big happy family. However even in very happy families people can have a bad day and even people we know and trust can upset us. We want to help everyone have good days all of the time. We try to make sure that people who have jobs in the church always behave well and in a way that is helpful to you. We never want anyone or anything in church to frighten you, confuse you or worry you. It is important that you tell us if something is upsetting you or if you are feeling worried about something that’s happening or something somebody is doing. We have specially trained people who you can talk to and who you can ask for help. These people are good at safeguarding. This means they look after everyone’s safety. Caring for people is a very important part of our Christian life.

The people who can help you are the parish priest or the parish safeguarding officer.  You can contact the parish safeguarding officer Anna Davies or the parish priest (see their contact details in the box below headed 'Local Contacts available to speak to if you have any concerns'.  If you wish to speak to someone outside the church you can contact the diocesan safeguarding team – their contact details are available here: https://www.lincoln.anglican.org/safeguarding-overview

There is also information there about other places from where you can get help or advice.  

Promoting  a safer

                        church

Safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of this Church

Confident disciples in the

joyful service of their church and community actively promote the welfare of all who are vulnerable.  We can work together to prevent

harm from occurring. 

This is Safeguarding.

IF YOU ARE CONCERNED

that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay

Local contacts available to speak to if you have any concerns:

Name: Anna Davies

Role:    Parish of South Lafford Safeguarding Officer

Tel:       01529 455072

E-mail: annagallucci@btinternet.com

Name: Rev. Cameron Watt

Role:    Interim Minister - Parish of South Lafford

Tel:       07887 802784

E-mail: cameron.watt@aol.com

Name: Deborah Johnson

Role:    Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Tel:       01522 504080/81

E-mail: safeguarding@lincolnanglican.org

Local Authority Social Service:

IF THERE IS IMMEDIATE RISK OR DANGER PLEASE CONTACT THE POLICE ON 999

OUR COMMITMENTS
  • Promoting a safe environment and culture

  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults

  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation

  • Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse or other affected persons

  • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns/allegations of abuse and other affected persons

  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk

HELPLINES

  • Local Police: 101

  • Emergency: 999 

  • NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

  • Childline: 0800 1111

  • Stop It Now: 0808 100 0900

  • NAPAC: 0808 801 0331

  • Samaritans: 116 123

  • Family Lives: 0808 800 2222

  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

  • Action On Elder Abuse: 0808 808 8141

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