We are committed to ensuring that safeguarding is a priority for our charity and that Church of England policies and best practice is carried out at all times.
We share our safeguarding representative with Holy Trinity Parish Church Salcombe, Debbie Plummer can be contacted on 01548 842626 during the normal office hours or via firstname.lastname@example.org
The Diocese of Exeter Safeguarding team can be contacted on 01392 345909. Their webpage is available from the diocesan website.
Children wishing immediate help can also contact Childline on 0800 1111
Safeguarding for our charity involves a number of specific areas including.
The safe recruitment and checking of participants for the safety of other participants and those to whom they will act as pastoral workers to. All participants have to go through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and further vetting.
The safe recruitment of chaplains. Our chaplains are licensed ministers of the Church of England who undergo DBS vetting and regular safeguarding training up to c3 level.
The delivery of safeguarding training to participants with a special emphasis on avoiding spiritual abuse in small communities. We have used the Church of England's guidelines for religious communities as a basis for training.
The mental and physical wellbeing of participants is important to us because any community by its nature is an intense and testing experience.