Promoting a safer church
The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church. St James Woodley complies with the House of Bishops Safeguarding Policy for children, young people and adults.
The Parish’s Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded here.
Local contacts available to speak to if you have any concerns:
(Much of this is displayed in poster form on Church Notice Board)
|Tel Nr:||0776 494 7495|
|Name:||Rev. Laurence Smith|
|Tel Nr:||0118 969 9701|
|Role:||Diocesan Safeguarding Officer|
|Tel Nr:||01865 208 290|
|Role:||Local Authority Social Services (Wokingham B.C.)|
|Tel Nr:||0118 908 8002|
If there is immediate risk or danger please contact the Police on 999.
Church of England Resources
Other Agencies Helplines
|NSPCC Child Protection Helpline||0808 800 5000||Free calls & open 24hrs. Phone if you are worried about a child.|
|Childline||0800 1111||Free calls & open 24hrs. Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.|
|Stop It Now||0808 1000 900||Free calls. Open Monday-Friday, hours vary. For anyone with concerns over child sexual abuse.|
|NAPAC||0808 801 0331||Free calls. Open Monday-Friday, hours vary. Supporting recovery from childhood abuse.|
|Samaritans Helpline||116 123||Free calls and open 24hrs. Phone if you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.|
|Family Lives||0808 800 2222||Free calls. Open daily, hours vary. Help for wide range of family & parenting issues.|
|National Domestic Violence Helpline||0808 2000 247||Free calls and open 24hrs. Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.|
|Action on Elder Abuse Helpline||080 8808 8141||Free calls. Open Monday-Friday 9-5pm.|
|Key contacts for St James||Safeguarding 2019/20|
|Parish Safeguarding Officer||Jane Fulford|
|Advocate for children||Linda Galpin|
|Advocate for young people||Chris Roxburgh|
|St James Appointing Body for voluntary roles working with children and young people.||The Vicar, the Parish Safeguarding Officer, and either the Youth worker or Children’s’ worker as appropriate.|
Certain roles within the parish that involve working with vulnerable groups, including children, require the applicant/holder to have completed a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check before their appointment. This entails a criminal records check of police records, and a check against lists of ‘Barred’ persons. Persons involved in our Parish in the administration of these processes are:
|Key contacts for St James||DBS Administration 2019/20|
|DBS Applications Administrator &|
|DBS Verifier||David Fulford|
More details of these DBS roles and responsibilities can be found here.