Safeguarding

SAFEGUARDING

St Helen with St Martin  Parochial Church Council (PCC) takes seriously its obligations and responsibilities to protect and safeguard the welfare of any child, young person or vulnerable adult within the church community. The PCC has appointed a Parish Safeguarding Representative, to whom any allegation or concerns about abuse should be directed. Her contact details are listed below

The nominated person is not one of those normally working or volunteering with children, young people or vulnerable adults. She will follow the guidelines and procedures for responding to any allegations of abuse.

The Parish Safeguarding Policy is in the sub folder here. Hard copies are displayed in each Church.

LOCAL CONTACTS

Parish Safeguarding Representative : Gill Pace  Tel: 01347 821796

Diocese of York Safeguarding Adviser: Tel: 01904 699524 or  07551 124951: E-mail: safeguarding@yorkdiocese.org

Archdeacon of York: Tel: 01904 758241

EXTERNAL CONTACTS

Children: Local Authority Designated Officer:(LADO) at CYC West Offices York  01904 551783 (out of hours: emergency duty team on 0845 0349417)

Adults at Risk: City of York Safeguarding Adult Board a@ CYC West Offices York : 01904 555111( out of hours: 01609 534527)

Local Police : 999 in an emergency : otherwise: 101

USEFUL HELPLINES

NSPCC 0808 800 5000

Childline 0800 1111

Stop it Now 0808 1000 900

Churches Child Protection Advisory Services Helpline: 0845 1204550

Samaritans 116123

Family Lives 0808 800 2222

National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247

Action on Elder Abuse 080 8808 8141