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Safeguarding is at the heart of our Christian faith. We are all made unique and in the image of God. Jesus came that we might have life and have it in abundance (see John 10.10). ‘Safeguarding’ means the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture in all our churches. The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults in church is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the church.

Step 1: Recognise
the signs that could indicate that the safety or wellbeing of another person within the church is at risk.

Step 2: Respond
with sensitivity and listen. Do not question or investigate.

Step 3: Record
what you have been told factually and accurately.

Step 4: Report
as soon as possible to the Barge Safeguarding Officer or a member of the Pastoral team. Where appropriate, they will refer to the police and/or social services.
– Email: [email protected]
– Emergency: If a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires medical attention call the emergency and/or social services immediately on 999.

St Peter’s Barge has signed the “Safer Places Pledge“.