PCC Safeguarding policy statement

Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. Among other things this implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.

We are committed to:

  • The care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with, all children and all adults.
  • The safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults when they are vulnerable.
  • The establishing of safe, caring communities which provide a loving environment where there is a culture of ‘informed vigilance’ as to the dangers of abuse.
  • We will carefully select and train all those with any responsibilities within the Church, in line with safer recruitment principles, including the use of the Disclosure and Barring Service.
  • We will respond without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed, co-operating with the police and local authority in any investigation.
  • We will seek to work with anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with him or her an appropriate ministry of informed pastoral care.
  • We will seek to challenge any abuse of power, especially by anyone in a position of trust.
  • We will seek to offer pastoral care and support, including supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or vulnerable adult.

In all these principles we will follow legislation, guidance and recognised good practice.

Find the full PCC Safeguarding Policy Statement here.

Safeguarding links

Incumbent: Revd. Rich Atkinson

Telephone: 0115 9298899  E-mail: rich@stmnotts.org

Safeguarding Co-ordinator: Margaret Dawson

Telephone:  07788 777 488    E-Mail: margareta.dawson@gmail.com

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Donna Bernard-Carlin

E-mail: donna.bernard-carlin@southwell.anglican.org

Other contact numbers:

  • NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL Children’s & Adult Social Care: 0300 500 8080/out of hours 0300 456 4546
  • NOTTINGHAM CITY COUNCIL SOCIAL CARE:- Children: 0115 876 4800/0115 876 5600 Adults: 0300 131 0300 (out of hours 0115 876 1000)
  • SOUTH YORKSHIRE: Children 01302 737 777  Adults 01302 737 391
  • POLICE: Non-emergency 101