Safeguarding at St Martin’s
We take the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously.
If you have a safeguarding concern, then please contact our local Safeguarding Co-ordinator, Kay Smith, 07928 657736 or the parish priest.
If you wish to speak to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, or to someone outside the church, their contact details are here (embed this link… https://www.leicester.anglican.org/about/safeguarding)
St Martin's Church Desford PCC has adopted the Church of England's Safeguarding Policy Statement when putting into place measures to Safeguard Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults. Promoting A Safer Church
Safe Spaces – A service for victims and survivors of church-related abuse
Safe Spaces is a free and independent support service for anyone who has experienced abuse in relation to the Church of England, the Church in Wales, or the Catholic Church of England and Wales. This could be abuse by someone who holds any role in the church or is linked to participating in a church-led activity or group.
If you have been affected, however long ago, Safe Spaces can provide you with support. You do not have need to have told the police or the church authorities, and you do not have to still be involved with the church. Your information will not be shared without your consent, unless you or someone else is in immediate danger. Safe Spaces can provide a range of help, including advocating with authorities and other agencies, giving emotional support, providing information (including information on church and police procedures), understanding your needs and working together on individual support plans.
Tel: 0300 303 1056 (answerphone available outside of opening times)
LiveChat - via the Safe Spaces website www.safespacesenglandandwales.org.uk