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The Church Parish of Plumtree, Normanton-on-the-Wolds and Clipston is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of children and people of all ages in our Church Community and with whom the Church comes into contact. The Church has appointed Jane Cotton as Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator (click on the link for her contact details) and has prepared and operates a Parish Safeguarding Policy which is kept under review.

Clergy, Licenced Readers, Churchwardens, members of the Parochial Church Council and all involved in the life and work of the Church, in this Church and in this Parish have adopted the Church of England’s National Safeguarding Policy: Promoting a Safer Church.

The following Safeguarding Policy was agreed at the Parochial Church Council (PCC) meeting held on 4th June 2019: Safeguarding Policy (pdf).

 

Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life. If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:

In the Parish: Jane Cotton, Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator, 0115 937 2993 or 07774 461 185

In the Diocese: safeguarding@southwell.anglican.org or 01636 817 200 during working hours

If you have an immediate or emergency safeguarding concern, contact the Police on 999 or statutory agencies for:-

  • A child or vulnerable adult in Nottinghamshire – MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) 0300 500 8080
  • A child in Nottingham City – Child & Families Direct 0115 876 4800
  • A vulnerable adult in Nottingham City – 0300 131 0300 (Out of hours Duty team 0300 456 4546)

'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 (PCR2), 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 representation 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 Advisor (DSA) on 01636 817200 or email safeguarding@southwell.anglican.org.

However, recognizing 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'

 

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