Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility

What to do if I have a concern or suspect someone is experiencing abuse?

If you see or hear something, that causes you concern that a vulnerable person is or may have been harmed by neglect or abuse, you should report your concerns. Do not attempt to question, investigate or resolve the situation yourself.

People to contact:

Team Rector: Revd Deb Smith on 01308 301457      

Team Vicar Revd Pete Stone on 01308 426459

Safeguarding Leads: Coral Hatton – 07900984031 / Di Sinclair 01308 424747

OR 

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers: Jem Carter and / or Suzy Futcher.

Mon-Thurs 9am to 5pm Suzy Futcher email: suzy.futcher@salisbury.anglican.org

Tues-Fri 9am to 5pm Jem (Jeremy) Carter email: jem.carter@salisbury.anglican.org

 

For urgent safeguarding advice:

Weekdays:

Mon & Tues 9am to 9pm Telephone Suzy mobile 📞 07500 664800

Wed morning 9am to 12noon Telephone Suzy mobile 📞 07500 664800

Wed afternoon 12 noon to 5pm (‘on call’ until 9pm) Telephone Jem mobile 📞 07469 857888

Thurs 9am to 5pm (‘on call’ until 9pm) Telephone Jem mobile 📞 07469 857888

Fri 9am to 5pm email: jem.carter@salisbury.anglican.org

Weekend:

Friday 5pm till Monday 8am (24/7 ‘out of hours’ cover) 📞 0303 0031111 (provided by ‘thirtyone:eight’)

 

[Bridport Team Ministry Safeguarding Policy is available from Di Sinclair at the parish office]

As a church, we believe everyone shares the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of the vulnerable, and committed to their care, nurture and pastoral ministry, this includes children, young people, adults, and older people.

We value, listen to and respect all and value everyone’s positive contribution and development within the church community. Our commitment is to care for all, including the ‘outcast’, ‘marginalised’ and stranger. We will provide a place where people are able to worship and pursue their faith journey, with support and encouragement in a safe environment. We are committed to protect the vulnerable from harm, and to enable and encourage concerns to be raised and will respond without delay to every concern or complaint of risk and / or harm openly and consistently, working with the police and Local Authorities in any investigation. We recognise that: A person’s spirituality is an important aspect of care and recovery: this is also known as ‘total care.’