If you have a safeguarding concern you can contact Steve Bloor (the Parish Safeguarding Officer on 07773 079343) or Andrew Warren (the Deputy Parish Safeguarding Officer on 01270 878359). They will contact Pauline Butterfield, the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser. Alternatively you can contact Pauline directly on 07703 800031.
If you or somebody you know is at risk of immediate harm please dial 999.
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 find their website at...
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)
You will be trained to; Recognise, Respond and Record any concerns you have. Training is the responsibility of the diocese, and you will be asked to complete the relevant on line training package relating to the job role you are performing. A training matrix can be found in the parish safeguarding handbook, but if you are not sure what programes you need to complete, please speak to the parish safeguarding lead or Vicar. Refresh training will be available every three years. When you complete your on line training you will be awarded a certificate , which should be forwarded to the Church Admin so that we can accurately record who has completed the required training.
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: Matt Brown (Youth Leader) - Call 01270 872291 Rachel Mason (Children & Families Leader) - Call 01270 872291
Our Safeguarding Team are:
Steve Bloor (Safeguarding Officer) - Call 07773079343 A former police officer who currently works as the Safeguard Lead for Total People, which involves the safeguarding of 6,000 learners annually.
Andrew Warren (Deputy Safeguarding Officer) - Call 01270 878359 Regional Schools Commissioner for the West Midlands Department for Education
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CHRIST CHURCH takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding