Jesus had strong words for those who misused and mistreated children. The PCC of St Peter's affirms the principles of the House of Bishops’ Policy for Safeguarding (‘Promoting a Safer Church’) and is committed to the nurturing, protection and safekeeping of children, young people and all vulnerable people in its care.
You can download and view our safeguarding policies below.
If you have a safeguarding concern, then please contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Diane Hughes on 0116 287 3271 or by email or the Rector on 0116 287 1604. If you wish to speak to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, or to someone outside the church, their contact details are available here.
But if you have concerns about the immediate safety of someone please don’t delay in ringing the Police on 999 or Children or Adult Services:
Leicester City Children and Adults Services (incl. out of hours for Children’s Services) – 0116 454 1004
Leicester City and Leicestershire Adult Services out of hours – 0116 255 1606
Leicestershire Children’s Service (incl. out of hours) – 0116 305 0005
Leicestershire Adult Services (daytime) – 0116 305 0004
During the Covid-19 crisis the NSPCC has created a webpage with information and advice for parents or carers who are worried a child or young person may be struggling with their mental health or has anxiety about coronavirus. The webpage includes information on: talking about feelings and worries; keeping in touch and balancing screen time; ways to create structure and routine; and helping to give children a sense of control. Read the information and advice: Talking to a child worried about coronavirus (COVID-19).
Domestic Abuse: We know that for those experiencing domestic abuse, self isolating at home presents additional dangers. Women’s Aid have provided some specific safety advice.
PARISH SAFEGUARDING OFFICER
Our Safeguarding Officer is Diane Hughes, who may be contacted at:
41 Clovelly Road
0116 287 3271
Our Independent Person whom children, youth workers and volunteers may talk to if they wish about any concerns is Glenise Bowyer who can be contacted at:
75 Station Road
0116 287 1758