Here at St Alban's, Frant (and at Holy Trinity, Eridge, too) 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 (see below) 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 and/or who has an overall responsibility, in any capacity, for the work we do with children and young people and visiting vulnerable adults.
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: Phone: 0800 1111
or go to their website: www.childline.org.uk
NSPCC: Phone: 0808 800 5000
or go to their website: www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/report-abuse/
Kidscape: Phone: 020 7730 3300
or go to their website: www.kidscape.org.uk
East Sussex Social Services: Phone: 01323 464222
or go to their website: www.eastsussex.gov.uk/childrenandfamilies/worried-about-a-child/
thirtyone:eight: Phone: 0303 003 11 11 (option 2)
or go to their website: www.thirtyoneeight.org/get-help/helpline/
[ “thirtyone:eight” is the new name for the Churches Child Protection
Advisory Service (CCPAS).
The new name is derived from the Biblical reference:
“Speak out on behalf of the voiceless, and for the rights of all who are vulnerable.” Proverbs 31 : 8 (CEB) ]
Parish Safeguarding Officers
Roy Buchanan Roo Froud
01892 750791 07895 907016
For our Safeguarding Policy, please click here
For our E-Safety Policy, please click here
For our Policy and Guidance on Expressing Concerns and Whistleblowing,
please click here