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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 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 18th May 2021: 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: firstname.lastname@example.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)
How can Someone Raise a Concern?
This is an open invitation for anyone wishing to share their experience as a survivor to come forward with information or to make a disclosure regarding church-related abuse.
They can feed directly into the PCR2 process through meeting with one of the Independent Reviewers, or submitting written or oral testimony to them directly if they prefer. The Independent Reviewers can be contacted directly at email@example.com no later than by Friday 3 September 2021. They can also visit the Safer Spaces website for independent support.
Ongoing ways to make contact
Contact can be made to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team confidentially
by calling 01636817200 (Office hours) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, for anyone who would rather not contact the diocese directly there are a number of ways to do this:
1. An independent helpline has been opened for survivors of church-related abuse and provides information, and help with how to raise concerns regarding abuse within a Church of England context. Call 0800 802020 operated independently from the church, by the NSPCC. 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.
2. You can also visit the Safe Spaces for independent support:
3. The Church of England help for survivors which can be accessed at:
4. The Truth Project offers victims and survivors of child sexual abuse the chance to share their experiences and be heard with respect. Visit the Truth Project here: https://www.truthproject.org.uk/i will-be-heard?
Where to find more information about PCR2
Please visit a dedicated page on the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham website for more information: https://southwell.anglican.org/mission-ministry/past-case-review-two-pcr2/