St James’ Church West End
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St James’ Church, West End, Southampton SO30 3AT.  Registered Charity Number 1132863

St James’ Safeguarding Policy

‘Safer’: Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility – Building a Safer Church




Church of England

‘We have to be primarily about developing a culture in our churches that recognises safeguarding is a gospel issue because it is about human wellbeing and wholeness.  We have to develop a culture that is both welcoming of all and in such a way that it is safe for all. This has to be about our day to day, week by week practice in our parishes. Awareness, vigilance, care all matter’.  
Paul Butler
Lead CofE Bishop for Safeguarding

The Church of England has set out its policy on promoting a safer church:

https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2017-12/PromotingSaferChurchWeb.pdf

Who to contact if you have concerns about safeguarding issues

Mrs Carol Kidd (Parish Safeguarding Officer):

07842244876

stjameswestendsafeguarding@gmail.com

Carol aims to return your call within 24-48 hours.

In an emergency situation please phone 999

The Diocese of Winchester (24 hour service)

01962 737317

safeguarding@winchester.anglican.org

Diocese of Winchester

Diocesan Safeguarding Newsletters and Manuals are available at:
http://www.winchester.anglican.org/safeguarding/
http://www.winchester.anglican.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Safeguarding-Aide-Memoire.pdf


St James’ Church

The Ministry Team and PCC of St James’ Church are committed to the safeguarding of all young persons and vulnerable adults attending or visiting our church.

All persons working on behalf of St James’ Church are appropriately screened via the Government Disclosure and Barring Service or through completing a Self-Declaration as per Winchester Diocese recommendations.

Our safeguarding policies can be found here as well as noticeboards around the church. They are:

Before leaving a child in our care, we ask parents and those with parental responsibilities to confirm that they understand there is a Child Protection Policy in place, and that all leaders holding responsibility for the activities hold clear Certificates from the Disclosure and Barring Service, via our Registration Form.