St Nicholas’ has adopted the Safeguarding Policies and procedures of the Church of England. We are committed to:
The safeguarding of all children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Carefully selecting and training paid and voluntary staff who might come into contact with children or vulnerable adults, using the Disclosure and Barring Service amongst other tools, to check their suitability.
Responding without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed,
Cooperating fully with the police, local authority and any other appropriate statutory body in any investigation.
Ministering appropriately to anyone, child or adult, who has experienced abuse.
Extending pastoral care to those known to have offended against children or vulnerable adults whilst ensuring that children and vulnerable adults are protected from them.
If you have any concerns you can contact any of the following;
- Safeguarding officer – Jackie Wilkinson
- Church Wardens – Mike Evans or Angela Redford
- Clergy – Rev Chris Lavender or Rev Barry Knott
- Diocese of Canterbury – Safeguarding
Any child wishing to talk about a problem can call Childline on 0800 1111
Any parent or carer wishing to talk about parenting problems can contact Family Lives on 0808 800 2222.