Policies and procedures

Safeguarding at St Paul's

We take your safety very seriously here at St Paul's. If you have any concerns about a vulnerable child or adult, or feel concerned that any sort of abuse may be taking place, you should contact:

Alison Simcock - St Paul’s Safeguarding Officer.
Telephone: 07434 370509 (confidential)
Email: stpaulscg.safeguarding@outlook.com (confidential)

If you prefer to speak to someone outside St Paul's, you can contact the Diocese Safeguarding Team

If you have an urgent concern and an immediate response is required, you should also directly contact the relevant service below:

Police: 999 - emergency, 101 - non emergency.

Derby City Council: 01332 641172 (Children’s Services), 01332 640777 (Adults’ Services), 01332 786968 (out of office).

Safeguarding Policy and Processes

St Paul’s follows the policies laid down by the Anglican House of Bishops and follows guidance from the Derby Diocese. Links to policies and procedures can be found on the webpage below.

Diocesan Safeguarding

Safeguarding - Past Cases Review

St Paul's Church is currently undertaking a Safeguarding review as part of the Past Cases Review 2 (PCR2) which is the Church of England's proactive approach to identifying where abuse allegations have not been managed appropriately or safely. The PCR2 is another step to making the Church a safer place for all. Individuals who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process or who need to come forward with information or make any disclosures regarding church-related abuse are encouraged to make direct contact with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser. However, recognising that this may not feel safe for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the church, a dedicated telephone helpline - 0800 80 20 20 - operated independently from the church, by the NSPCC, has been set up. Anyone can use the helpline to provide information or to raise concerns regarding abuse within the Church of England context; whether they are reporting issues relating to children, adults or seeking to whistleblow about poor safeguarding practice. Survivors were not invited to contribute to the 2007-2009 PCR and the Church has wanted to ensure a different, trauma-informed approach is taken by PCR2. Listening to survivor voices has helped to shape how this review will be conducted.

Data protection

St Paul’s Church is committed to responsibly handling people's data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations 2018, and has a privacy policy which is clearly displayed in the church. For more information please contact our data compliance officer, Tim Liptrot, t.j.liptrot@gmail.com.