Safeguarding

We take safeguarding very seriously at St Helen's and St Mary's.

We have a policy for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, which is updated every year

Overview

Our policy

The Parish of Selston with Westwood takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England's robust proceedures and guidelines for safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Download a copy of our policy here

Find out more

You can find out more about the national policies and proceedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding

Report a Concern

If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues about a safeguarding matter you can find useful safeguarding contact information below:

Diocesan Safeguarding:

safeguarding@southwell.anglican.org

or

01636 817200

Our Safeguarding officer:

Linda Hanson

07961 573564

MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub):

0300 500 8080

(for vulnerable children or adults in Nottinghamshire)

Past Cases Review

The Church of England is undertaking a second review of files held in all dioceses and parishes to ensure that churches and church related activities are as safe as possible for children and vulnerable adults.


Known as the Past Cases Review 2, it aims to identify both good practice and institutional failings in the way that allegations of abuse have been handled in the past. It will also provide recommendations on how practice and processes can be improved.

Individuals who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process, or who need to come forward with information, or make any disclosures regarding church related abuse, are encouraged to make direct contact with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) on 01636 817200 or email safeguarding@southwell.anglican.org


However, recognising that for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the church may not feel comfortable, a dedicated telephone helpline – 0800 80 20 20 – operated independently from the church, by the NSPCC, has been set up. Anyone can use the helpline to provide information or to raise concerns regarding abuse within the Church of England; whether they are reporting issues relating to children, adults or seeking to whistle blow about poor safeguarding practice.