AT THE HEART OF ALL WE SEEK TO DO AND BE IS FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE.
Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of Humans in God's own image and likeness. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God's re-creation of us in Christ. Among other things this implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.
We are committed to:
We will carefully select and train all those with any responsibility within the Church, in line with Safer Recruitment principles, including the use of criminal records disclosures and registration with the relevant vetting and barring schemes.
We will respond without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed, cooperating with the police and local authority in any investigation.
We will seek to work with anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with them an appropriate ministry of informed pastoral care.
We will seek to challenge any abuse of power, especially by anyone in a position of trust.
We will seek to offer pastoral care and support, including supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or vulnerable adult.
In all these principles we will follow legislation, guidance and recognised good practice.
Church Ministers: Deacon Ian Murray email
Church Safeguarding Officer: Deacon Ian Murray phone: 01223 424428 mobile: 07709 909054
Circuit Safeguarding Officer: Richard Elcock email phone : 01763 208381
Circuit Superintendent: Revd Colin Smith email phone: 01223 352115
Chair of District: revd Julian Pursehouse email phone: 01603 452257
Cambridgeshire Direct Children: 0345 045 5203
Cambridgeshire Direct Adults: 0345 045 5202
Emergency Duty Team: phone: 01733 234 724
Childline: 0800 1111
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
Police non-emergency: 101
The Church's full Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded here