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Safeguarding and Child Protection         

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 form one of our Safeguarding Officers,
one of the staff team,
or if necessary report the matter
to the Local Authority Social Care Services or Police
without delay. 

A big part of our mission and outreach is our work with children and families.
All those who serve on our teams have, and continue to receive the relevant training necessary for working with children and families.
All our team members have been DBS checked and approved to serve in their roles.
We are supported the the Safeguarding Officer of Carlisle Diocese to whom we will will forward contacts.

Any member of the Church who suspects that a child or vulnerable adult is being abused in any way whatsoever will immediately contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser and follow his/her advice. Joanna Van Lachterop works full-time for the diocese.
T: 07458 016884 E: safeguarding.adviser@carlislediocese.org.uk

Safeguarding officers within our church family. 

Jude Jansen: 
Safeguarding Officer for Wetheral 
01228 560786 judejansen@yahoo.co.uk
Jansen Jude

Allison Lee: 
Safeguarding Officer for Holme Eden
01228 562291 Mrsalflee@aol.com
Lee Al

Our staff team includes

Graeme Skinner:
Vicar
01228 561358 graemevicarofeden@gmail.com
Skinner Graeme


Link to 'Promoting a Safer Church' Policy document. 


Helplines for web


Latest Safeguarding report

The Benefice of Holy Trinity Wetheral and St Paul’s Holme Eden
Known as Eden Churches
Parish Policy for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults: 2021-2022

The parishes of Holy Trinity Wetheral and St Paul’s Holme Eden have adopted the Safeguarding Policies & Guidance of the Church of England and the Carlisle Diocesan Safeguarding Policy.
 
Ethos Statement
The teaching of Christ establishes the special significance of every human being and especially the central place of children in the sight of God. Our church is committed to fulfil His law of love and to provide for the safety, wellbeing and proper development of all children, young people and vulnerable adults in our care. We will also properly equip and support those adults who work with and relate to them.
 
Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO)
The PCC has appointed a PSO who will ensure the implementation of this policy and the diocesan policy for Safeguarding, and make regular reports to the PCC and to the APCM.
 
The person appointed for Holy Trinity Wetheral is –
Name             Judith Jansen
Address         Station Masters House, Wetheral
Tel. No           01228 560786
e-mail            judemjansen@yahoo.co.uk
 
The person appointed for St Pauls Holme Eden is –
Name             Al Lee
Address         3 Cairn Terrace, Heads Nook CA8 9AD
Tel. No           01228 562291
e-mail            mrsalflee@outlook.com
 
Health and Safety Assessment
The PCC will ensure that an annual assessment takes place to ensure that every activity which it organises for children or vulnerable adults, on or off the premises, will provide
Name of Leader      Jude Jansen
Contact Tel. No.      (see above) 
                          
Allegations of Abuse
Allegations against anyone who attends any church activity will be fully and honestly dealt with. The Diocesan procedures will be followed and all allegations will be taken seriously and recorded. The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (and in an emergency, Children’s Social Care, Adult Social Services or Police) will be contacted without delay, and all information will be shared.
 
Disclosures
Any person who makes a disclosure or allegation of abuse will be sensitively and appropriately dealt with, following the Diocese. Any adult to whom a disclosure is made will contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser and will follow his/her advice.
 
Suspicions
Any member of the Church who suspects that a child or vulnerable adult is being abused in any way whatsoever will immediately contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser and follow his/her advice. Joanna Van Lachterop works full-time for the diocese.
T: 07458 016884 E: safeguarding.adviser@carlislediocese.org.uk
If she is unavailable and you believe a child may be at immediate risk, you must contact Cumbria Children's Services using the 24 hour number (0333 240 1727) or the police.
Confidentiality
Confidential information concerning any adult or child will be fully protected.
 
Complaints
Any complaint against any member of the Church will be dealt with in accordance to the Diocese’s current complaints procedure. If a complaint relates to the treatment of children or vulnerable adults, the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser will be informed immediately.
 
Monitoring & Review
This policy will be reviewed annually as part of the PSO’s preparation for the annual report to the PCC. Archdeacons will discuss it every three years with parishes at their Visitations.
 
Incumbent ...Graeme Skinner
Churchwarden for Wetheral...Graham Moss
Churchwarden for Wetheral ...Sinc Graham
Churchwardens for Holme Eden …vacant
 
Date: Updated 2nd Nov 2021