Safeguarding

Safeguarding

If you believe someone is at immediate risk, please contact the emergency services on 999.

As members of the Church of England we are concerned with the wholeness of each individual within God’s purpose for everyone. We seek to safeguard all members of the church community of all ages. It is the responsibility of each one of us to protect children, young people and adults who may be vulnerable, from physical emotional sexual spiritual and financial abuse and from neglect. St Timothy’s PCC takes very seriously its duty of care to ensure the well-being of children, young people and vulnerable adults in the church community. We therefore have robust Safeguarding Policies which is reviewed annually. You can read our policies here. If you would like to know more about the safeguarding arrangements at St Timothy’s pick up an information leaflet from the Welcome desk.

If you have a safeguarding concern please contact:
The Priest-In-Charge: Malcolm Lambert on 07305859278,
The Parish Safeguarding Officer: Siobhan Melville on 07421 463541 or
Warden with Safeguarding responsibility: James Saunders: 07773517025.
If however your concern is of a more urgent nature, please consider contacting the police or social services directly for advice.

Contact details for relevant organisations:
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.
Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are child or young person and are worried about anything.
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 ((lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
Samaritans Helpline: 08457 90 90 90 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 ( free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)

The Diocese of Sheffield also gives a high priority to safeguarding across all the churches. Contact details of the team are:

  • Linda Langthorne (DSA) works 4 days per week (alternate Mondays and Fridays are non-working days).
  • Siân Checkley (Safeguarding Adviser) work 4 days per week (alternate Fridays and Mondays are non-working days). 07741013775, sian.checkley@sheffield.anglican.org
  • Cherryl Henry – Leach (Assistant DSA at Church House) is Safeguarding Adviser for the Cathedral. 07879 418 230, cherryl.henryleach@sheffield-cathedral.org.uk. 
  • Chris Herbert (Safeguarding Training Officer) is providing online training 07392090410, training.safeguarding@sheffield.anglican.org