Here at St Peter's we take the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously and adhere to the policy of the Diocese of Peterborough.
Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness. Christians see this as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. Among other things, this implies a duty to value all people as having the Holy Spirit within them and therefore to protect them from harm.
If you have any safeguarding concerns you must contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer Liz Mace at firstname.lastname@example.org or our Deputy Safeguarding Office Martha Barnes (Youth Minister) on 01832 275675 or email@example.com.
If you cannot get hold of the either Liz or Martha then please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer Bev Huff on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01733 887 000
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Recognising that Safeguarding is everyone's concern at St Peter's we ensure that our staff and volunteer teams attend training on a regular basis in line with Church of England guidelines. The first level of basic awareness is C0; this is a prerequisite to the next level of training (C1) and we would encourage all members of our community to complete the training so that they can better understand the issues.
C0 training : Once you click on the link to the left you will be asked to register and then use the C0 Basic Awareness tab to access the 30-40 minute online training module.
Links to other organisations that you might find useful in relating to safeguarding in a wider context and useful links to online safety and information guides:
Peterborough Diocese Safeguarding Guidance
Northamptonshire Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub
NSPCC Website & contact number 0808 800 5000
Childline Website & contact number for children 0800 1111
Kidscape 020 7823 5430
Mind website & information line 03001 233393
Action on Elder Abuse 08088 088141
Church of England National Safeguarding Guidance
Netaware NSPCC Guide to the Digital World