Safeguarding

Safeguarding is a priority at St. Mark’s.
We are committed to following government and CCPAS guidelines on safeguarding children and adults
with care and support needs and good working practice, including safe recruitment of workers.

For further information or if you wish to speak to someone about this,
please contact Pat Simpson via the Church Office on 0115 9267859

Our Safeguarding principals

Safeguarding poster 2019

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.’