Here at Christ Church Alsager we take the safeguarding of our children and vulnerable adults seriously. We want to do the best we can to ensure that those who take part in our activities are as safe as they can be. We believe that safeguarding is everybody's responsibility.
If you are a child and have concerns, then you can either:
Talk to the person who is running the activity
Talk to one of the Safeguarding Team below or
Talk to someone confidentially outside the church. To do this, call ChildLine on 0800 1111 or click here to use their website.
If anyone has concerns that a child maybe in immediate risk of harm then you can contact Cheshire Police on 999 (emergency) or 101 (less urgent)
Our Policies and Procedures
We follow the Church of England policy for the Diocese of Chester, which can be found here.
We follow the principles of the 5 R’s.
We Recruit safely All paid staff who work with children are DBS checked every 3 years. If you volunteer to work regularly with children or vulnerable adults, you will be asked to undertake a DBS check. This is free of charge (you can pay a small fee to have your DBS check made transferable to other organisations). The process is quick, (usually completed within 1 week) and simple (the application form is emailed to you, you complete it online, and produces 3 forms of identification)
We train you to: Recognise, Respond and Record any concerns you may have Training takes place annually, and we aim to ensure everyone is updated on a three year cycle. The sessions are interactive (usually in the evening from 7.30 - 9pm) and led by our safeguarding lead. The objectives of the session look at equipping you to recognise the signs of concern, enabling you to respond correctly, and helping you to record any concerns. Take a look at our recording form here.
Review Our policies are reviewed annually. Safeguarding is discussed at leadership meetings and is on the agenda of every PCC (Church Council) meeting.
If you have questions about safeguarding, then you can talk to the organisers of our activities, in particular: Jonathan Masters (Youth Leader) - Call 01270 872291 Rachel Mason (Children & Families Leader) - Call 872291
Our Safeguarding Team are:
Steve Bloor (Safeguarding Officer) - Call 875042 A former police officer who currently works as the Safeguard Lead for Total People, a company with 4,000 learners doing apprenticeships in the workplace.
Andrew Warren (Deputy Safeguarding Officer) - Call 878359 A highly experienced Head Teacher
Rev Toby May - Call 873727 Vicar of Christ Church Alsager
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