At St Martin’s, we are committed to the safety and well-being of everyone who is in our church community. If you or someone you know feels unsafe, the following contact information may be useful to you:
- Parish Safeguarding Officer - Mrs Sheila Treacher 01905 767840 and/or
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Hilary Higton,07495 060869
Following recent changes to the law and the criminal records system, the Parochical Church Council for the Parish of St Martin with St Peter has prepared a new child protection policy, with accompanying procedures. These were discussed and agreed unanimously by the P.C.C. in May 2013. See below:
The policies refer to two Church of England reports, which highlight good practice in safeguarding within a church context: Protecting All God’s Children (concerning child protection) and Promoting a Safer Church (concerning vulnerable adults). These can be accessed online via the following links:
In May 2013, the P.C.C. also agreed to the appointment of Mrs Sheila Treacher as Parish Safeguarding Officer. Sheila is responsible for overseeing Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, and for the functions described in the policies and procedures.