Toton Churches

Seeing Lives Transformed through Faith in Christ

Safeguarding

Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life. If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:

  • In the Parish: Irene Smith (0115 972 3745) St Peter's Safeguarding Coordinator or Heather Rolfe (0115 9176648) Toton Methodist Church Safeguarding Coordinator. Or contact us by email.
  •  Anglican  Diocese Safeguarding Team 01636 817200.
  •  Methodist District: Rev Susan McIvor, Safeguarding Officer,  07434 284633.
  • Local Council Contacts:
    • A child or vulnerable adult in Nottinghamshire – MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub):   0300 500 8080 
    • A child in Nottingham City – Child & Families Direct:  0115 876 4800.
    • A vulnerable adult in Nottingham City:  0300 131 0300 (out of hours duty team -  0300 456 4546) 


Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults at Toton Churches 

In accordance with the Church of England and Methodist Church Safeguarding Policies, our churches are committed to: 

  •  Promoting a safer environment and culture 
  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults within the church
  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation 
  •  Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse or other affected persons 
  •  Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns/allegations of abuse and other affected persons 
  •  Responding to those that may pose a present risk.


Toton Churches Policy and Procedures: 


If you have concerns about possible abuse (including allegations):

 

1. In an emergency, respond immediately.  Call 999 for the emergency services.

2. Consult the person to whom you are responsible e.g. leader of your group, or the      Safeguarding Coordinator, or your Minister.

3. Decide together whether to seek advice or to make an immediate referral.

4. Make a record of what happened, your concerns and your actions.  Sign and date it and pass it on to the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser.

 Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser:   email 

 Methodist District Safeguarding Officer:  Rev Susan McIvor   - email



Good Practice Guidelines

Resources are available at:

www.churchofengland.org/media/37378/protectingallgodschildren.pdf

www.churchofengland.org/clergy-office-holders/safeguarding-children-vulnerable-adults.aspx