Safeguarding & Policy

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)

Name:Jane Fulford
Role:Safeguarding Officer
Tel Nr:0776 494 7495
Name:Rev. Laurence Smith
Tel Nr:0118 969 9701
Name:Richard Woodley
Role:Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor
Tel Nr:01865 208 200
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

Church of England Safeguarding Pages

Diocese of Oxford Safeguarding Pages

Other Agencies Helplines

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline0808 800 5000Free calls & open 24hrs. Phone if you are worried about a child.
Childline0800 1111Free calls & open 24hrs. Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.
Stop It Now0808 1000 900Free calls. Open Monday-Friday, hours vary. For anyone with concerns over child sexual abuse.
NAPAC0808 801 0331Free calls. Open Monday-Friday, hours vary. Supporting recovery from childhood abuse.
Samaritans Helpline116 123Free calls and open 24hrs. Phone if you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
Family Lives0808 800 2222Free calls. Open daily, hours vary. Help for wide range of family & parenting issues.
National Domestic Violence Helpline0808 2000 247Free calls and open 24hrs. Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
Action on Elder Abuse Helpline080 8808 8141Free calls. Open Monday-Friday 9-5pm.

Key contacts for St JamesSafeguarding 2019/20
Parish Safeguarding OfficerJane Fulford
Advocate for childrenLinda Galpin
Advocate for young peopleChris 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.

DBS Administration

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 JamesDBS Administration 2019/20
DBS Applications Administrator &
Fiona Roxburgh
DBS VerifierDavid Fulford

More details of these DBS roles and responsibilities can be found here.