Most of the time at church we are like a big happy family. However even in very happy families people can have a bad day and even people we know and trust can upset us. We want to help everyone have good days all of the time. We try to make sure that people who have jobs in the church always behave well and in a way that is helpful to you. We never want anyone or anything in church to frighten you, confuse you or worry you. It is important that you tell us if something is upsetting you or if you are feeling worried about something that’s happening or something somebody is doing. We have specially trained people who you can talk to and who you can ask for help. These people are good at safeguarding. This means they look after everyone’s safety. Caring for people is a very important part of our Christian life.
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED
If have concerns or think that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary, report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.
Local Contacts available to speak to if you have any concerns:
Name: Jane Crosby
Role: Parish Safeguarding Officer
Name: Jack Redeyoff
Role: Diocesan Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 01522 504068
The Lincoln Diocese Safeguarding website also has information and contacts for other places where you can get advice.
IF THERE IS IMMEDIATE RISK OR DANGER, PLEASE CONTACT THE POLICE ON 999