please report it as soon as possible to our Safeguarding Lead.
If it is an emergency situation or immediate issue please call 999. You can also contact First Response Bristol team on 0117 903 6444 for advice.
We recognise that our work with children and young people is the responsibility of the whole church. It is the responsibility of each of us to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and young people entrusted to the church’s care and to report any abuse discovered or suspected.
The Church Leaders have the spiritual oversight of the church and the Trustees have the practical and compliance oversight of the church. Collectively they share responsibility to ensure that:
1. - Children’s workers are given support and training in developing safe, caring practices in their work with children.
2. - There is a system for dealing with concerns about possible abuse.
3. - Good links are maintained with statutory child care authorities.