Missionary Disciples: Pointing People to Jesus
We believe that the care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church.
The Parochial Church Council (PCC) and Incumbent, however, have a particular duty of care to ensure the protection of the vulnerable in our church community. Because of this, we have:
Adopted and implemented the House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ and agreed that each person who works within church will agree to abide by these recommendations and guidelines; and
Appointed a Parish Safeguarding Officers, Mrs Jaqui Hale & Mrs Lynn Colgan, to work with the Incumbent and the PCC in helping us fulfil our duty of care.
In addition, we commit to:
Promoting a safer environment and culture;
Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults;
Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation;
Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse or other affected persons;
Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns/allegations of abuse and other affected persons; and
Responding to those that may pose a present risk.
If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.
If you have a safeguarding concern regarding our parish, please inform the Vicar or one of the
Parish Safeguarding Officers. Their contact details are as follows:
Fr Daniel Howard, Vicar: 0151 474 7231
Mrs Jacqui Hale, PSO: 0151 261 9846
Mrs Lynn Colgan, PSO: 07815 884878
You can also contact the Diocese of Liverpool's Safeguarding Advisers here.
Or alternatively, he Church of England safeguarding team, here.
The Local Authority Social Services can be contacted on on 0151 233 3700 for children or 0151 233 3800 for adults.
If a child or adult is at immediate risk of significant harm, in the first instance you should always contact the police on 101.