Children and young people are part of our church today. They have much to give as well as to receive. As we nurture them in worship, learning, and in community life, we listen to them and respect the wishes and feelings of children and young people.
The Deacons recognise the need to provide a safe and caring environment for children and young people. We also acknowledge that children and young people can be the victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and neglect. The membership of the church has therefore adopted this policy document.
The church has appointed Catrin Horrex as the Safeguarding Deacon to:
- Advise the church on any matters related to the safeguarding of children and young people
- Oversee and monitor implementation of the policy and procedures on behalf of the church’s charity trustees. (The Minister and the Deacons).
The church has appointed Helen Thatcher and Tim Williamson as Designated Persons for Safeguarding to take the appropriate action when abuse is disclosed, discovered or suspected.
Cambridgeshire Children’s Services.
During 8.00am – 6:00pm- contact Cambridgeshire Contact Centre on 0345 045 5203
At all other times (all through the night, at weekends and over Bank Holidays) contact the
Emergency Duty Team: 01733 234 724
If you think you or a child is in immediate danger and needs urgent help, please call the police on 999.
The Cambridgeshire Police Child Protection Unit can be contacted on: 101