For those who want to report abuse related to the Church of England, the NSPCC helpline service offers advice and statuary referrals. Information will only be shared if the referrer gives express permission.
Protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults is the responsibility of us all, whether they are in the communities in which we live or part of our Christian family. If you have a concern about a child, young person or adult who may be at risk of harm please speak to one of the parish safeguarding coordinators or the priest within the parish.
Our Safeguarding coordinators are:
Lois Nicholl (St James, Barlborough) Tel. 01246 570604
Roger Street (St John the Baptist, Clowne) Tel. 01246 812087
Rector Rev’d Bryony Taylor Tel. 01246 813569
If you have concerns about a member of the clergy or an employee of the Diocese please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Julian Hodgson (07540 719447) or one of the Archdeacons. You can also report any concerns to the Police or Social Care. The important thing is that your concerns are shared with someone in a position to help.
The Church of England is currently undertaking a past cases review (PCR2). Individual survivors who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process in the Diocese or who need to come forward with information or make any disclosures regarding church related abuse are encouraged to make direct contact with the Safeguarding Team 01332 388678. However, recognising that this may not feel safe for those with experience of abuse from within the church, a dedicated national helpline – 0800 80 20 20 – operated independently from the church, by the NSPCC, was set up in September 2019 and remains available.
Below is a flow chart explaining the process should you need to report a safeguarding concern.