Safeguarding

When you need help or someone to speak to.

 

The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church.

We understand that talking to someone about abuse can be difficult and distressing, but our Child Protection Officers and Vulnerable Adult Protection Officers are here to help you.

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from our Safeguarding Officers or if necessary Adult Social Services (0344 8008020), Children’s Advice and Duty Service (CADS) (0344 8008020) or the Police (101). In an emergency, always call 999.

Below are details of who you can contact in each parish as well as links to other organisations who can assist you.

Reepham and Wensum Valley Team of Churches

Child Protection Officers, responsible for the safeguarding of children.

Reepham, Salle, Thurning and Wood Dalling

Rachel Richmond, Tel: 01603 871000  Email: rachel.42rr@btinternet.com

Alderford, Attlebridge, Great Witchingham, Little Witchingham. Swannington, Weston Longvillle

Helen Rutterford, Tel:01603 880261   Email: parishofficerwv@gmail.com

Bylaugh, Elsing, Lyng, Sparham

Diane Skipper, Tel:07771965669   Email: tdskipper@btconnect.com

Vulnerable Adult Protection Officers, responsible for safeguarding vulnerable adults

Reepham, Salle, Thurning and Wood Dalling

Susie Hall, Tel: 01603 879194   Email: susiehall2018@gmail.com

Alderford, Attlebridge, Great Witchingham, Little Witchingham. Swannington, Weston Longvillle

Helen Rutterford, Tel:01603 880261 Email: parishofficerwv@gmail.com

Bylaugh, Elsing, Lyng, Sparham

Diane Skipper, Tel:07771965669   Email: tdskipper@btconnect.com

Diocese of Norwich Safeguarding information can be found here:

https://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/training/safeguarding

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor: Sue Brice, Tel: 07958 377079 Email: sue.brice@dioceseofnorwich.org.uk

The Church of England Safeguarding information can be found here:

https://www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding/promoting-safer-church-safeguarding

Reepham Safeguarding Policy 2019

Safeguarding Good Practice

Other people who can help:

Childline

You can talk to us about anything, no problem is too big or too small. Childline is open to all children and young people. Call free on 0800 1111 or visit the website here

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline:

If you are concerned about a child, call 0808 800 5000 (lines are free and open 24 hours).

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline:

Free, confidential advice is available to elderly people and their families. Call 080 8808 8141 (lines are open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

Leeway Domestic Abuse and Violence Services

Free, confidential advice and support for women, men, children and parents in abusive relationships. Based in Norfolk, lines are open 24 hours a day 0300 561 0077 or email referrals@leewaynwa.org.uk

Samaritans

If you are struggling to cope or need someone to talk to call 116123. Lines are free, confidential and open 24 hours a day.