Safeguarding at Gurnard Church
All Saints’ Church, Gurnard takes safeguarding very seriously. We actively promote and pursue Portsmouth Diocese’s Safer Recruitment Policy, whereby everyone who wishes to work for the church with children, young people or vulnerable adults who may be at risk of harm to first undergo a DBS (Disclosure and Barring System) check before they can take up their positions. They are also required to attend regular training.
Our policy statement is updated annually and can be seen displayed in the porch of the church.
Jo Sturmey is our Safeguarding Officer and she, along with Rev Amanda Collinson, are the first people to speak to if you have any concerns around the welfare of a child, young person or vulnerable adult.
Anyone with safeguarding concerns can contact Jo via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Amanda via email (email@example.com) or the details below
Diocese of Portsmouth Safeguarding Advisor
Church of England Parish Safeguarding Handbook
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.
Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 ((lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
Samaritans Helpline: 08457 90 90 90 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.