The Safeguarding Team will acknowledge receipt of all referrals within two working days. A member of the Safeguarding Team will contact you (where your contact details are provided) to discuss your concerns further. Sometimes this may take longer. We will investigate all concerns, but will not be able to provide any feedback without a contact point.
The Diocesan Safeguarding Team has a secure electronic system for retaining any safeguarding information we receive. Access to the information is restricted to those in the team who are working on the concern and complies to our privacy commitment under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). We may, on occasions, share this information with statutory organisations in order to comply with our obligations under national legislation. Where it is necessary for the safeguarding of children or vulnerable adults, we will share information with others involved in safeguarding within the church but we will inform you of our intention to do so. Further information can be obtained from the Safeguarding team upon request.