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SAFEGUARDING

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Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Psalm 127.3 

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Safeguarding

Contacts

Grace Church Bath

Diocese of Bath and Wells

  • Safeguarding Adviser: Glenys Armstrong 01749 685135
  • Assistant Safeguarding Adviser: Helen Humphreys 01749 685103

Links

  • Grace Church Bath: A Safe Space For All’  Safeguarding Policy Here
  • Diocese of Bath and Wells Safeguarding Website HERE
  • Church of England ‘Parish Safeguarding Handbook’ HERE

Safeguarding at Grace Church

As the Bible reveals, God is concerned for all people, but He has a special concern for those in society who are vulnerable.  As ambassadors for God in His world we at Grace Church Bath (GCB) share His concerns.

We take very seriously, therefore, the safeguarding of children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We are committed to safe practices, safe recruitment, and ensuring that GCB is a Safe Space For All.

The GCB Leadership Team, comprising of the Pastor, Elders and Core Group, have agreed a Safeguarding Policy, ‘Grace Church Bath: A Safe Space For All’ (as above). This policy exists within the wider policies of the Diocese of Bath and Wells, available HERE and the Church of England Parish Safeguarding Handbook, available HERE 

What to do if…

  • You are a child and you want to talk to someone about things that are happening to you that you do not like or are worried about. You can contact Childline on 0800 1111 , or click THIS LINK to the Childline website or the website of the NSPCC HERE 
  • You are an adult and you want to access support or advice about something that is happening to you. Call ‘Action on Elder Abuse’ on 0808 808 8141 or click THIS LINK  for information about available services.
  • You want to report a safeguarding concern to the statutory authorities in BANES 
    If you feel that you or someone else is in immediate danger then you should always call 999 and ask for the police.
  • For non-emergency matters call the police on 101 and you will be put through to the area police force. 
  • For Children’s Social Care call 01225 396312 or 01225 396313. If out of hours calls the Emergency Duty Team on 01454 615165.
  • For Adult Social Care call the safeguarding team on 0300 247 0201. If out of hours call the Emergency Duty Team on 01454 615165.
  • Please remember after you have contacted statutory services to also contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team as well.