St Margaret's Church takes its responsibilities for safeguarding very seriously.
All members of the Ministry team and PCC have undertaken safeguarding training.
All members of the Ministry team and PCC are DBS checked
All members of the church who support our regular activities are DBS checked
St Margaret's follows the Diocese of Peterborough's guidelines for safeguarding
The Church of England’s safeguarding policy statement, Promoting a Safer Church, says:
“All Church bodies should ensure that they have a ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ action plan in place that sets out, in line with national and local priorities, how the policy is being put into action and is reviewed regularly.”
To that end the PCC have completed the Promoting a Safer Church Action Plan - Level 3 and all our policies are reviewed annually.
St Margaret's Church follows the Church of England guidance in its Parish Safeguarding Handbook, a copy of which can be accessed here.
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Ray Smith.
Any safeguarding concerns can be reported to him by phoning: 01788 824151.
Or by contacting Carole Fitzsimons the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer for the Peterborough Diocese by phone: 01733 887040 or mobile 07595837783 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org