UCB Prayerline is all about bringing God into the equation of your life. This confidential service is available to you whoever you are and whatever background you come from. Trained Christian volunteers will take your call and pray for you and with you.Or, call our Prayerline on 0845 456 7729 (UK local rate call)
We are committed to Safeguarding victims of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults.
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Dave Patmore, who may be contacted at church or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Church of England, its archbishops, bishops, clergy and leaders are committed to safeguarding as an integral
part of the life and ministry of the Church. Safeguarding means the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture. This means we will promote the welfare of children, young people and adults, work to prevent abuse from occurring, seek to protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been abused. We will take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others, and offer support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks. The Church of England affirms the ‘Whole Church’ approach to safeguarding. this approach encompasses a commitment to consistent policy and practice across all Church bodies, Church Officers and that everyone associated with the Church, who comes into contact with children, young people and adults,has a role to play.
The Church will take appropriate steps to maintain a safer environment for all and to practice fully and positively Christ's Ministry towards children, young people and adults; to respond sensitively and compassionately to their needs in order to help keep them safe from harm.
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 a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.
Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others
The Church, based on the message of the gospel, opens its
doors to all. It will therefore endeavour to offer pastoral care
and support to any member of the church community whom
may present a known risk.
The Church will ensure that any risk has been assessed
and is being managed in a safeguarding agreement in
accordance with House of Bishops policy and practice
guidance. This will be done in collaboration with the relevant
statutory agencies in accordance with criminal, civil and
Promoting a Safer Church
The following core principles underpin the Church’s
approach to safeguarding practice:
• The welfare of the child, young person and vulnerable adult is paramount
• Integrity, respect and listening to all
• Transparency and openness
•Collaboration with key statutory authorities
and other partners
*Use of professional safeguarding advice and
support both inside and outside the Church
• A commitment to the prevention of abuse
• The active management of risk
• Promoting a culture of informed vigilance
• Regular evaluation to ensure best practice.