What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is about more than the child and adult protection systems. It is about preventing harm to children and adults wherever possible; sometimes this results in needing to use the child and adult protection systems to address concerns, make someone safer and bring an offender to justice.

Our Aims

Children, young people and adults are part of the learning, worshiping, caring and changing community of St George & St Mary’s Parish Church, Church Gresley (Gresley Church).

We are committed to:

  • The care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with, all adults and children.
  • The safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults when they are vulnerable
  • The establishment of safe, caring communities that provide a loving environment where there is a culture of ‘informed vigilance’ as to the dangers of abuse.

(Protecting All God’s Children 2010)

Useful Contacts

Parish Safeguarding Link (PSL) Email: Wendy Whiten
Telephone: 01283 559199
Parish Safeguarding Link – Vulnerable Adults Email: Mel Garner
Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) Email: Julian Hodgson
Telephone: 01332 388682 / 07540 719447
The Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS) For any urgent out of hours concerns.
Helpline: 0303 003 1111
CCPAS staff will advise on whether an issue should be reported to a Local Authority, Police or other agency and on immediate management of any concern. Please say that you are calling from the Diocese of Derby.
Call Derbyshire (Children’s Social Care) If a child is at risk of harm.
Telephone: 01629 533190
Care Direct (Adult’s Social Care) If an adult is at risk of harm.
Telephone: 01629 533190
Police If a child or adult is in immediate risk of harm
dial 999
NSPCC 24 hour Helpline: 0800 800 5000 (free from a landline)
Asian Languages Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (free from a landline)
Text helpline: 88858 (service is free and anonymous)

Document Downloads:

Gresley Church Safeguarding Policy (.pdf)

… A Church at the heart of the Community seeking to be: Rooted in Scripture, Relational, & Abundantly Generous.