SAFEGUARDING POLICY

The Parish of Millom works hard to safeguard children,  young people and vulnerable adults We aim to create a safe environment where children
and young people are nurtured and protected and where all people, especially those who may be vulnerable for any reason, are able to worship
and pursue their faith journey with encouragement and in safety.

The Parochial Church Council of Millom formally adopted the House of Bishops ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ safeguarding policy statement
and practice guidance at its meeting on March 18th 2019.

All members of the PCC and all who work with children, young people or vulnerable adults have undergone
safeguarding training and a safeguarding handbook is available in each church.

If you wish to report a safeguarding concern, or require further information about Safeguarding in this parish,
please contact one of the following:

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Currently vacant
Diocesan Safeguarding Officer: Charles Proctor, 07458016884, Safeguarding.adviser@carlislediocese.org.uk
Priest in Charge : Currently vacant

If you believe a child to be at immediate risk, you must contact
Cumbria Children’s Services using the 24-hour number below, or the police.


Local:

CUMBRIA COUNTY COUNCIL CHILDREN’S SERVICES
The multi-agency safeguarding hub or an out of hours social worker can be contacted
on:  0333 240 1727

Urgent concerns about vulnerable adults should be referred to your local
District Adult Social Care office 03003 032704
or the Emergency Duty Team: 01228 526690 out of normal office hours.

National:

NSPCC for adults concerned about a child – 0808 800 5000
Childline for children and young people – 0800 1111
Action on Elder Abuse helpline – 0808 808 8141
24-hour National Domestic Violence helpline – 0808 2000 247
NAPAC offer support and advice to adult survivors of childhood abuse – 08088010331