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Safeguarding

For Madingley Parish Church the designated Safeguarding Officer is Dr Sara Day who can be contacted by emailing safeguarding@madingleychurch.org.

In the event of not being able to contact Sara, please go direct to the Ely Diocesan Safeguarding Team (see below).

In the event of an emergency, contact the emergency services on 999.

CONTACT DETAILS FOR ELY DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING TEAM:

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser – Rebecca Boswell, rebecca.boswell@elydiocese.org
Tel: 01353 652731

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (part-time) – Sharon Gage, Sharon.gage@elydiocese.org
Tel: 01353 652706

Diocesan Safeguarding Officer – Sarah King, sarah.king@elydiocese.org

Ely Diocesan Safeguarding pages: www.elydiocese.org/safeguarding

Helplines:

Police 101 (999 in an emergency)
NSPCC (Child Protection Helpline) 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours)
Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours)
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours)
Samaritans Helpline: 08457 90 90 90 (open 24 hours)
Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (Freephone Mon- Fri 9-5pm)

What to do if…

You have concerns about possible abuse (including allegations):

  • In an emergency, call emergency services on 999
  • Otherwise, consult the Parish Safeguarding Officer
  • Decide together whether to seek advice or to make an immediate referral to police or care services
  • Always contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team
  • Keep a record of what happened, your concerns and your actions
  • Tell your Parish Priest
  • Only tell others who need to know
  • Do not alert the perpetrator

A child, young person or adult wishes to disclose abuse:

  • Listen. Don’t question or investigate
  • Do not promise confidentiality; tell them we may need to share this
  • Assure then they are not to blame
  • Tell them what you are going to do and that they will be told what happens
  • Make careful notes of what is said, record dates, times, events and when you are told
  • Report it to the Safeguarding Officer and Priest
  • Only tell those who need to know

Click to view our full Safeguarding Policy

Please use the following links to access our other policy documents:

Health and Safety Policy

Health and Safety Information for Visitors

Church Maintenance Plan

Equality Policy

Data Privacy Notice

Annual Parochial Church Meeting Reports