Safeguarding

This page provides access to our safeguarding policy, provides links and resources to support you with safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. 

St Nicholas is committed to keeping everyone safe and need your help to do this, together we can be there when people need us.

St Nicks safeguarding team. 

Our Safeguarding Committee Jonathan (Rector) Sue, Sally, Sam and Susan have training and support to be resilient and confident of safeguarding practice, they have the skills required to carry out the role and are here for you if you have any questions, concerns, or comment. 

020 8467 0196       stnicholaschislehurst@outlook.com 

Or Sally on  020 8468 7945 / 07790 689 028

SAFEGUARDING POLICY

Parish Policy Statement for Safeguarding Children & Adults when they are vulnerable 2019

Parish of St Nicholas, Chislehurst in the Church of England Diocese of Rochester.

The following policy was agreed at The Parochial Church Council (PCC) meeting held on 22nd May 2019

We are committed to implementing safeguarding children and vulnerable adults policies and procedures, accepting as a minimum the House of Bishop’s ‘Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy statement’. This policy is available online via the Diocesan website

Click here to access the diocesan website

In addition the Parish will follow the diocesan procedures and recommended good practice, while being responsive to local Parish requirement.

We will review and endorse all safeguarding policies annually, at the first meeting of the new PCC, so that new members are aware of their responsibilities and confirm the existence of their parish policy on child protection and safeguarding adults when they are vulnerable.

The highest standards will be maintained in all the Church’s contacts with children, young people, and adults when they are vulnerable. We will undertake careful selection of all those who will work with children and vulnerable adults and give appropriate support and opportunities for training.

We will respond without delay to every complaint made, that a child, young person or a vulnerable adult for whom we are responsible may have been harmed.

This parish will cooperate fully with the statutory agencies in every situation and will not conduct its own investigations.

We will seek to offer informed pastoral care to any child, young person or adult who has suffered abuse.

We will care for and supervise any member of our church community known to have offended against a child or adult.

The Parochial Church Council of this parish acknowledges its responsibility for all work with young people and vulnerable adults done in the name of the Church and requires all those engaged in such work to be properly appointed and supported in accordance with current good practice and guidelines issued through the Diocese of Rochester

We have appointed as our PARISH SAFEGUARDING OFFICER (PSO)

Name………… Susie Hemming-Clark

Telephones…. 020 8468 7945 / 07790 689 028

Email…………. susiehemmingclark@gmail.com

Safeguarding support

If there is immediate risk or ranger, please contact the Police on 999.

Bromley social services adults https://www.bromley.gov.uk/info/200050/help_for_adults

Bromley social services Children https://www.bromley.gov.uk/info/200127/safeguarding_children/163/reporting_child_abuse

Organisations for information or advice 

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000 https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Childline: 0800 1111 https://www.childline.org.uk/

Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900 https://www.stopitnow.org.uk/

NAPAC : 0808 801 0331 https://napac.org.uk/ (National Association for People Abused in Childhood) 

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

Action On Elder Abuse: 0808 808 8141

https://www.thenationalcareline.org/AccessingHelp/ActionOnElderAbuse