In the Diocese of Salisbury, we recognise the need to provide a safe, warm environment for children, youth and adults so that those who have suffered abuse feel supported and welcome.
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We also recognise that, to achieve this, we need to create an atmosphere of knowledgeable awareness where the unthinkable can be thought and discussed.
We also recognise that to help and support those giving their time to nurture children, young people and adults within the Church, clear guidelines, training and advice need to be given.
On the link pages you will find details about safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. We have also given links to other relevant sites. If you cannot find what you need, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Contact: Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (formerly known as Child Protection Officer)
Tel: 01722 411922
Fax: 01722 411990
The Church of England has published new policy and good practice to aid positive and constructive church response to survivors of abuse from both within and outside a church context. It states that each diocese should appoint carefully chosen, competent and trained people as ‘authorised listeners.’ It adds that all parishes should have named individuals with particular responsibilities for safeguarding children and/or adults, as a good first point of contact for a survivor who wishes to disclose.
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