The Church of England is concerned about the several reports in the media
identifying failures to protect children and vulnerable adults and has put into place
robust procedures and guidelines to ensure those failures cannot be repeated.
The Diocese of Gloucester (of which Dymock is part)
takes its duty and obligation to protect everyone extremely seriously.
The Benefice of the Leadon Vale has adopted the Church of England's
robust procedures and guidelines,
which are explained on the C of E Website
(Click here to view it)
and we are actively monitored by the Diocese of Gloucester.
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 any Safeguarding Adviser (or see below) or if necessary,
report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay
Local contacts available to speak to if you have any concerns:
Safeguarding Advisor for Leadon Vale
Name: Mrs Heather Van Silver
Rev'd Kat Mepham
Further information about safeguarding arrangements
in the Diocese of Gloucester are available at:
That website includes contact details for the Diocesan Safeguarding Team
IF THERE IS IMMEDIATE RISK OR DANGER
Please telephone the police on 101
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