The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults visiting and participating in St Nicholas' activities is important. Everyone who participates in the life of the church has a role to play in promoting a Safer Church for all. St Nicholas follows the Church of England safeguarding guidance; these policies can be found on the Diocesan website Click Here
If you have any worries or concerns about yourself or another person who may be being harmed or is at risk of harm we will do our best to help you. If you have any concerns that an individual working or volunteering at St Nicholas may be acting inappropriately or harming another we want to know.
Our leaders and volunteers understand their responsibilities regarding safeguarding.
St Nicholas' Safeguarding Officer: Sue Martin
Contact details: 01474 560250 or 07515937470
If a child, young person or adult is in immediate need of protection the Police should be called.
Social Services in each Local Authority can also be contacted to advise on a safeguarding concern.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children operates two 24 hour helplines:
Help for children and young people - Childline 0800 1111
Help for adults concerned about a child - 0808 800 5000
For victims of domestic abuse - National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 200 247
The Church of England National Safeguarding Team have also published an interactive guide to safeguarding which provides a useful overview of safeguarding in the Church of England. Please see their website Click Here
- St Nicholas Church
- Church Street
- DA13 9NR