ENSURING THE CARE AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN & VULNERABLE ADULTS AT ST LEONARD’S CHURCH
St Leonard’s Church takes its duty and obligation to protect all people extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England’s robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding.
If you or a child or a vulnerable adult is at immediate risk of harm, please telephone 999.
If you have any cause for concern about safeguarding in our parish, please contact our Acting Rector, Revd Colin Resch on (0116) 429 9946 and he will direct your concern to our safeguarding team.
You can also find out more information about Safeguarding in Leicester Diocese including how to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding team by visiting www.leicester.anglican.org/about/safeguarding.
Safe Spaces – A service for victims and survivors of church-related abuse
Safe Spaces is a free and independent support service for anyone who has experienced abuse in relation to the Church of England, the Church in Wales, or the Catholic Church of England and Wales. This could be abuse by someone who holds any role in the church or is linked to participating in a church-led activity or group.
If you have been affected, however long ago, Safe Spaces can provide you with support. You do not have need to have told the police or the church authorities, and you do not have to still be involved with the church. Your information will not be shared without your consent, unless you or someone else is in immediate danger. Safe Spaces can provide a range of help, including advocating with authorities and other agencies, giving emotional support, providing information (including information on church and police procedures), understanding your needs and working together on individual support plans.
Tel: 0300 303 1056 (answerphone available outside of opening times)
LiveChat – via the Safe Spaces website