At St James’ we do our utmost to ensure that everyone on our premises is kept safe. All staff and volunteers working with children and vulnerable adults must undergo a safer recruitment process and an enhanced DBS disclosure.
We expect them to be fully conversant with the safeguarding policy. As a church, we have adopted the Church of England’s safeguarding ‘Promoting a safer church’ and ‘What to do if…’ policies.
If you have any concerns or queries about children or adults in the church, either that they are suffering harm, or are causing harm to others please contact either Revd Vikki Bisiker on tel. no. 07983 402614: email firstname.lastname@example.org or Heather Shackleton, our Parish Safeguarding Officer, on tel. no. 01926 814838: email email@example.com unless the concern or allegation refers to either or both. In which case please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team on 024 7652 1345.
To view our procedures for responding to concerns or allegations please click here.
To report a concern please download, print and complete the Recording a Concern form and hand to Vikki Bisiker, Heather Shackleton or the Diocesan Safeguarding team as appropriate.
Useful Contact Numbers
Childline – 0800 11 11 – a free confidential helpline for children, open 24 hours a day, every day, all year.
NSPCC – 0808 800 5000 – If you are worried about a child, contact the NSPCC helpline. Don’t wait until you are certain, call for advice and support or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Silverline – 0800 4 70 80 90 – a free confidential helpline for older people open 24 hours a day, every day, all year.
The Samaritans – 116 123 – If there is something troubling you, you can get in touch any time.
Warwickshire Children’s Social Care Team – 01926 414144 (out of hours: 01926 886 922) – to report any concerns about abuse, neglect or cruelty.