Protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults is the responsibilty of all of us at Christ Church, Colbury and we have adopted the House of Bishop’s Safeguarding Policy “Promoting a Safer Church”.

Parish Safeguarding Coordinater for Christ Church, Colbury:

If you have a concern that someone may be at risk of harm, it is important to share your concerns with someone in a postition of responsibilty. Please speak to our acting parish safeguarding coordinater: Maureen Russell. She can be contacted on 02380 292132.

If she is not available, you are not happy with the response or have concerns about a member of the church parocial team you can report any safeguarding concerns or allegations to the Diocese Safeguarding Manager: Jackie Rowlands, 01962 737317 or The contact number for the HampshireLocal Authority out of hours service is 0300 555 1373. You can also report any concerns to the Police or Social Care.

The Parish here at Christ Churh, Colbury will:

Create a safe and caring place for all.

Have a named Parish Safeguarding Officer to work with the incumbent and the PCC to implement policy and procedures

Display on church premises and on the Parish website the details of whom to contact if there are safeguarding concerns or support needs.

Listen to and take seriously all those who disclose abuse

Offer support to victims/survivors of abuse regardless of the type or whem and where it took place

Ensure that procedures and risk assessments are in place and reviewed annually.

Review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practices annually.

Each person who works within the church community will agree to abide by this policy, the Church of England Safeguarding policies and practice guidance and procedures established by this church.

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