“The Church of England is called to share the good news of God’s salvation through Jesus Christ. The life of our communities and institutions is integral to how we address this task. The good news speaks of welcome for all, with a particular regard for those who are most vulnerable, into a community where the value and dignity of every human being is affirmed and those in positions of responsibility and authority are truly trustworthy. Being faithful to our call to share the gospel therefore compels us to take with the utmost seriousness the challenge of preventing abuse from happening and responding well where it has.”
(From ‘Promoting a Safer Church’, The Church of England’s Safeguarding Policy Statement)
If you believe that you have information or knowledge at your Chaplaincy which suggests that someone poses a risk of serious harm to others, or that an individual may be at risk of serious harm from others, it must be reported immediately. You can do this through your Chaplaincy Safeguarding Officer:
Sue Wilcock: firstname.lastname@example.org
or through the Diocesan Safeguarding Team.
Safeguarding Officer Chaplaincy of Christ the Good Shepherd: Sue Wilcock
Diocesan Confidential Reporting Line: +44 (0)207 898 1163
Where you are concerned that the person is likely to be in immediate danger, then call the Gendarmes or Police on 17 or 112.