Reading Gateway Church is committed to safeguarding children, young people, and adults at risk to worship and grow in Christ safely. This is done in a coordinated and supported manner and involves Church Safeguarding Officer, the Leadership Team, and the Diocesan Safeguarding Team. Concerns about children, young people and adults at risk will be diligently and promptly responded to according to our procedures, recognising the sensitivity it may hold for those involved.
The PCC of this church has adopted the Church of England Safeguarding Policy and our procedures and training of leaders and volunteers are reviewed on an annual basis. Staff and volunteers working with children, young people or vulnerable adults are DBS checked and have undergone training for their role.
Any concerns or queries can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
All Parish Staff are fully committed to:
This Policy was formally approved and implemented by the PCC in March 2020
If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child, young person or vulnerable adult please contact our parish safeguarding officer
If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger, or requires immediate medical attention, call emergency services on 999.
If you do not think there is a risk of immediate harm, you must speak to an official about your concern as soon as possible. When first reporting a concern, please be sure to make contact using the information shown below.
For urgent safeguarding enquiries outside of office hours (see below), please call our partners Thirty-one: eight on +44 (0) 303 003 1111 for confidential advice, guidance and support.
Call 01865 208 295 or email email@example.com for urgent safeguarding concerns Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm and Friday 9am – 4.30pm.
You can also contact our area safeguarding adviser directly if you prefer: Charlotte Wilmshurst: 07443 700159