Here at St Alban's, Frant, and at Holy Trinity, Eridge, we are committed to providing the highest standard of care regarding the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We do this in accordance with national safeguarding legislation and strict Diocesan guidance.
We have set up policies and guidelines to enable us to promote safer practices in all church activities.
We also seek to ensure that safer recruitment practice is followed in relation to all volunteers and paid staff. This includes running DBS checks for everyone who offers to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults on a regular basis.
As part of our safeguarding practice, the churches have a Parish Safeguarding Officer, Roy Buchanan, and an Assistant Parish Safeguarding Officer, Roo Froud. Any queries or concerns regarding safeguarding can be directed to them, contact details below.
In addition, the following organisations will be able to advise you about any concerns that you may have.
Childline: 0800 1111 or www.childline.org.uk
Kidscape: 020 7730 3300 or www.kidscape.org.uk
Parish Safeguarding Officers