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Policy Statement

Parish Safeguarding Policy Statement

Parish of St. Katharine with St. Nicholas, Southbourne

This parochial church council has adopted the safeguarding policies and procedures of the Church of England. In particular we are committed to:

  • the safeguarding of all children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • carefully selecting and training paid and voluntary staff who might come into contact with children or vulnerable adults, using the Disclosure and Barring Service amongst other tools, to check their suitability
  • responding without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed
  • cooperating fully with the police, local authority and any other appropriate statutory body in any investigation
  • ministering appropriately to anyone, child or adult, who has experienced abuse
  • extending pastoral care to those known to have offended against children or vulnerable adults whilst ensuring that children and vulnerable adults are protected from them

We have appointed …Mrs Kerry-Leighton Bailey…… as the Parish Safeguarding Coordinator

Kerry Leighton-Bailey

T: 07788 210446

Email: safeguardingstkathnic@gmail.com

If you need urgent advice, please contact

Email: safeguarding@winchester.anglican.org

T: 01962 737317

(out of hours advice 0300 555 1373)


Any child wishing to talk about a problem can contact Childline on 0800 1111

Any parent or carer wishing to talk about parenting problems can contact Family Lives on 0808 800 2222

The Parish Safeguarding Coordinator(s) is available to speak with adults or children.

Updated January 2020