Safeguarding in All Saints Heath & St Albans Centre Holmewood

Protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults is the responsibility of us all, whether they are in the communities in which we live or part of our Christian family. If you have a concern about a child, young person or adult who may be at risk of harm please speak to the parish safeguarding coordinator.

 

Velma Pursehouse

or a member of the following Ministry Team:-

Carolyn Szadura   07732575671

Ivan Spenceley     07831428638

 

If you have concerns about a member of the clergy or an employee of the Diocese please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Julian Hodgson (01332 388678) or one of the Archdeacons. You can also report any concerns to the Police or Social Care. The important thing is that your concerns are shared with someone in a position to help.

 

·        For more information please go to The Diocese of Derby Safeguarding Pages

 

·        If you wish to report a concern, you can do this here

SAFEGUARDING

 Past Cases review

 

The National Church has given a commitment to undertake a new Past Cases Review (PDR2). 

This will look at all types of harm to children and adults.

 Protocols and practice guidance for the Church of England’s Past Cases Review 2, (PCR2) have been published and are on the National Church of England Website. churchofengland.org/safeguarding/promoting-safer-church/safeguarding-news-statements/past-cases-review-2 

 Individual survivors who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process in the Diocese or who need to come forward with information or make any disclosures regarding church related abuse are encouraged to make direct contact with the Safeguarding Team 01332 388678. 

 However, recognising that this may not feel safe for those with experience of abuse from within the church, a dedicated national helpline - 0800 80 20 20 - operated independently from the church, by the NSPCC, was set up in September 2019 and remains available.