Safeguarding

Safeguarding


We at St Michael & All Angels Parish Church, Runcorn take our duty and obligation to safeguard and protect all people extremely seriously, and we have adopted the National Church of England robust safeguarding procedures and guidelines. If you, or anyone you are in contact with, would like to talk with someone independently please call SAFE SPACES helpline on 0300 303 1056 or email safespaces@victimsupport.org.uk

 Alternatively you may contact the Parish Safeguarding Officer,

Vincent Whitehead on 07811981839

or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor in the Diocese of Chester on 07703800031.


If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues of a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at

www.chester.anglican.org/social-responsibility/safeguarding

or

www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding.


If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues of a safeguarding matter then you can contact our  Safeguarding officer,


Safeguarding Officer –St Michael and All Angels Church, Runcorn, Cheshire

Vincent Whitehead      Tel: 01928 898353 Mob:  07811981839


Pauline Butterfield

Diocesan Vulnerability and Safeguarding Officer – Diocese of Chester

pauline.butterfield@chester.anglican.org

Tel: 01928 71883 Mob: 07703800031


Parish Safeguarding Handbook

https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2019-03/Parish%20Safeguarding%20Handbook%20March%202019.pdf


National Safeguarding, Policy and Practice Guidance

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding


Past Case Review (PCR2)


All parishes are required to participate in a Past Cases Review, commissioned by the Church of England. PCR2, as it is known nationally, is part of the Church’s ongoing scrutiny of its handling of past and current safeguarding cases. An Independent Reviewer will be looking at files relating to church officers in this parish, both lay and ordained, past and present.

“Individuals who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process, or who need to come forward with information or make any disclosures, are encouraged to make direct contact with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser. However, recognising that this may not feel safe for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the Church, a dedicated telephone helpline – 0800 80 20 20 – operated independently from the Church, by the NSPCC, has been set up.

Individuals who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process or who need to come forward with information or make any disclosures regarding church-related abuse are encouraged to make direct contact with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser.

However, recognising that this may not feel safe for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the Church, a dedicated telephone helpline – 0800 80 20 20 – operated independently from the Church, by the NSPCC, has been set up.

For more information.


click on the link below

Link to Church of England