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East Trent Churches

Safeguarding

Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life.

The Church of England is undertaking a second review of files held in all dioceses and parishes to ensure that churches and church related activities are as safe as possible for children and vulnerable adults.

Known as the Past Cases Review 2, it aims to identify both good practice and institutional failings in the way that allegations of abuse have been handled in the past. It will also provide recommendations on how practice and processes can be improved.

Individuals who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process, or who need to come forward with information, or make any disclosures regarding church related abuse, are encouraged to make direct contact with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) on 01636 817200 or email safeguarding@southwell.anglican.org

However, recognising that for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the church may not feel comfortable, a dedicated telephone helpline - 0800 80 20 20 - operated independently from the church, by the NSPCC, has been set up. Anyone can use the helpline to provide information or to raise concerns regarding abuse within the Church of England; whether they are reporting issues relating to children, adults or seeking to whistle blow about poor safeguarding practice.

If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:

In the East Trent Group of Churches:

Rev Mandy Cartwright, Rector, 01636 361657
Val Watson, Safeguarding Coordinator, 01522 779070
Sally Lee, Safeguarding Coordinator, 01522 778691

In the Southwell & Nottingham Diocese:

Safeguarding Team, 01636 817200, safeguarding@southwell.anglican.org

Nottinghamshire County Council Children's & Adult Social Care:

Out of Hours for Children & Adults: 0300 456 4546