St Philip, Chaddesden and our Fellowship is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO).
The Diocese of Derby’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.
St Philips, Chaddesden and our Fellowship have adopted and fully endorse the Church of England national statement of safeguarding principles as required by the Diocese of Derby:
‘The Church of England works in partnership with other Christian Churches and other agencies in delivering safeguarding.
We are committed to:
To this end:
In all these principles we will follow legislation, guidance and recognised good practice.
If you have any concern about the protection or safeguarding of any child or vulnerable adult you should contact:
Parish Safeguarding Officer
Acting Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser