St John’s, Guilden Sutton and St Peter’s, Plemstall takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. We are committed to the House of Bishops Safeguarding Policy for children, young people and adults. The full policy statement
can be found here:-
You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding.
Any individual who wishes to come forward with information or to make a disclosure is encouraged to make direct contact with the relevant Parish Safeguarding Co-Ordinators (see below for contact details). Alternatively, you can contact the diocesan Safeguarding Team or speak to someone from a dedicated independent support service where this is more appropriate. All the details can be found on the Safeguarding pages of the diocesan website.
Safeguarding - Who’s Who?
These are the people to contact if you have any concerns or would like advice on safeguarding matters in our parishes:-
Heather Carty – Rector: Tel 07484 515812
Alex Stairmand - Parish Safeguarding Co-Ordinator for St John’s:
Tel 01244 300103
Andrew Peers – Parish Safeguarding Co-Ordinator for St Peter’s:
Sean Augustin – Acting Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Tel 07704 338885
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
Childline: 0800 1111
Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900
Family Lives: 0808 800 2222
Action on Elder Abuse: 0808 808 8141
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
All parishes are required to participate in a Past Cases Review, commissioned by the Church of England. PCR2, as it is known nationally, is part of the Church's ongoing scrutiny of its handling of past and current safeguarding cases. An Independent Reviewer will be looking at files relating to church officers in this parish, both lay and ordained, past and present.
Individuals who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process, or who need to come forward with information or make any disclosures, are encouraged to make direct contact with the rector or Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Pauline Butterfield.
However, recognising that this may not feel safe for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the Church, a dedicated telephone helpline - 0800 80 20 20 - operated independently from the Church, by the NSPCC, has been set up.