We are committed to the safeguarding of everyone within our parishes and communities across the diocese. Our Safeguarding Team provides advice on all safeguarding matters and upholds the national Church of England Safeguarding Principles, Policies and Practice Guidance, which can be accessed via the national church website.
REPORT A SAFEGUARDING CONCERN
The normal office hours for the Safeguarding Team are 9-5 Monday-Friday. You can report a concern using one of the following three methods:
Out of Hours Cover
Outside of normal office hours the safeguarding team have a voicemail message facility which is monitored each day. You can leave messages relating to non-urgent matters (i.e. things that can wait until the next working day for action). If your concern is more urgent please refer to Social Care and / or the Police using the numbers further down the webpage. The out of hours number for the diocesan Safeguarding Team is 01636 817200.
Arrangements for seasonal shutdown
For Bank Holidays when the office is closed special arrangements will be made to ensure safeguarding cover is provided across the diocese. For more details click here
If you or someone you know is at immediate risk of harm or you have experienced abuse, please don’t delay in reporting your concerns to the Police and or Social Care using the following numbers:
Emergencies using 999 or 101 for non-urgent matters
Nottinghamshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH):
Concerns relating to a Child or Vulnerable Adult – 0300 500 8090
Emergency Duty Team on 0300 456 4546
Concerns relating to Children– Child and Families direct – 0115 876 4800
Concerns relating to a Vulnerable Adult – 0300 500 80 80
Concerns relating to Children – 01302 737 777
Concerns relating to Vulnerable Adult -01302 737063 (Out of hours: 01302 796 000)
For more information and resources please click on the button below. this includes how to respond well to disclosures, signposting to support, ensuring your parish is appropriately resourced for effective safeguarding and to meet the team or find safeguarding training details.