The Safeguarding Team continue to work as usual, but remotely. All team members have access to emails and are available on their mobile telephone numbers.

All contact details are listed here - Click here to download the Safeguarding Team Contact information during office closure.

Safeguarding Frequently Asked Questions During Coronavirus (Covid-19)

The following documents have been prepared for guidance during the ongoing Coronavirus conditions.

The Home Office, in collaboration with a number of other Government departments, have produced information for those who are still operating in communities and may not be trained to recognise the signs of abuse or neglect. See the links below.

Neighbours, volunteers and professionals – like pharmacists, shop and supermarket workers or anyone who might still be interacting with members of the public – can play a vital role in keeping adults and children safe.

Safeguarding is Everyone's Business - Leaflet

Children's Society/NPCC  Know, Look, Act Poster

If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger, or requires immediate medical attention, call the emergency services on 999. Do not delay.

For all other safeguarding enquiries, browse this section for details of the Diocese of Ely safeguarding team, training and best practice guides.

The safeguarding team is committed to helping you create protective and supportive environments where all people, and especially those who may be vulnerable, are able to worship and pursue their faith journey in safety.

We follow the national legal and procedural framework for safeguarding children and adults, and Church of England policy and practice.

Contact the Safeguarding team

Reporting a Concern or Seeking Advice

Safeguarding Duty Phone:  01353 652747 (Please do not use this number for queries about DBS checks, training or recruitment issues)

The role of the duty phone is to support the referrer/parish in their decision making.  The referrer will receive professional guidance and together, with the Duty Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, agree the next steps by formulating a plan that reflects an assessment of the immediate safeguarding risks. As emails are not monitored outside of core hours, please do not email referrals until you have rung the Duty phone and spoken to the Duty Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser.

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Rebecca Boswell

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Lisa Pearson (part-time)

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Sharon Gage (part-time)

Training, Criminal Record Checks and Parish Safeguarding Officer Support

Diocesan Safeguarding Officer- Sarah King

Safeguarding Administrative Support - DBS checks: Jackie Williamson (part-time)

Safeguarding Administrative Support - Training: Kelly Nott (part-time)

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