Safeguarding

St Margaret’s Church takes the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults seriously. A copy of the Parish Safeguarding statement can be found by clicking on this link.

If you have any concerns about safeguarding in the parish then contact the Rector or the Parish Safeguarding Officer William Clemmey – william.clemmey@gmail.com 07922508913 or our Deputy Safeguarding Officer Jean Fisher jean.fisher46@btinternet.com

The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (Carol Clarke) can be contacted on:

Phone number: 024 7652 1345

Email: safeguarding@covcofe.org

Cathedral and Diocesan Offices
1 Hill Top
Coventry
CV1 5AB

The Diocesan Office is open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday.

There is also an out-of-hours safeguarding helpline on 0303 003 1111

This helpline is operated by an organisation called Thirtyone-eight. They will offer you professional safeguarding advice, and will also forward an email message to our Diocesan Safeguarding Team. One of the team will respond to this message when they are next in the office.

If you are advised by the helpline to immediately contact your local social care team, their out of hours numbers are: Adult Social Care on: 01926 412080

For concern about the Safeguarding of Children contact MASH on 01926 414144 or mash@warwickshire.gov.uk

Out of hours – if you need to get in touch out of usual office hours, please contact the Emergency Duty Team immediately on 01926 886922.

Our Archdeacon Pastor, Sue Field, can also be contacted out of office hours on 07885 714829

Promoting a Safer Church:Safeguarding Policy Statement
http://www.dioceseofcoventry.org/images/document_library/UDR02228.pdf

The Parish Safeguarding Handbook can be found on the Coventry Diocese website:http://www.dioceseofcoventry.org/images/document_library/UDR02681.pdf

All those involved in church activities are asked to complete a confidential declaration form (link). They also undertake Safeguarding Training run by Coventry Diocese – http://www.dioceseofcoventry.org/Safeguarding/SafeguardingTraining

All PCC members, Sunday School leaders and staff are DBS checked.

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