Stilton Group of Churches is committed to safeguarding all those who attend the worship and other activities that we offer.
Stilton Group of Churches accepts the prime duty of care for children and vulnerable adults.
Stilton Group of Churches follows recommended safeguarding practice in recruiting, training and supporting our ordained and lay ministers, our employees and our volunteers.
We follow the House of Bishops' Policy, 'Promoting a Safer Church' and the House of Bishop's Practice Guidance Parish Safeguarding Handbook on which our Safeguarding policy is based. The Safer Environments and Activities Guidance can be found here.
In addition under section 5 of the Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure 2016 all authorised clergy, bishops, archdeacons, licensed readers and lay workers, churchwardens and PCCs must have 'due regard' to safeguarding guidance issued by the House of Bishops (this will include both policy and practice guidance). The document explaining 'Due Regard' can be found here.
The Stilton Groups Safeguarding Policy for children and vulnerable adults is available here.
The Stilton Groups Safeguarding Officer can be contacted on email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any safeguarding concerns here is an information sheet with contact details, this is also displayed in all our churches.
The Safeguarding Team at the Diocese of Ely have been running a duty phone for over a year now. It was set up so people, with a safeguarding concern, could speak to a Safeguarding Adviser and receiver advice and guidance as to what action may need to be taken. The Safeguarding Duty Phone number is 01353 654747.
The Church of England's GDPR team have produced an Electoral Roll Privacy Notice which explains the GDPR issues for those individuals applying to the Electoral Roll. This Privacy Notice is available here.