- Published: Friday, 15 March 2019 15:58
The Benefice is committed to theSafeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within the our ChurchCommunity.
In accordance with the Diocese ofWinchester Safeguarding policies and practice and with theoverarching Church of England National Safeguarding Policy and Practiceguidelines.
Within the Benefice of Beaulieu, Exburyand East Boldre with Buckler’s Hardthe appointed Benefice and ParishSafeguarding Officer is:
Mrs Jane Barnicoat-Chongwe,
Telephone contact: 023 8087 9748 or
The Incumbent / Rector - Revd John CWhite & The Benefice Safeguarding Representative - Jane Barnicoat-Chongwe
Dated and Effective from 7th March2017
For more information visit the DiocesanWebsite: https://www.winchester.anglican.org/safeguarding
The main forms of abuse are:
Physical: bruises, burns, cuts, bites,fractures, etc. which do not have anexplanation.
Emotional: changes in mood orbehaviour, withdrawn or clingy.Depression, aggression or extreme
anxiety, nervous, low self esteem.
Neglect: under nourishment, failureto grow, constant hunger, inadequatecare, dirty, inappropriate clothing,unkempt.
Sexual: knowledge of adult sexualbehaviour – words / drawing. Sexuallyprovocative, sexual infections.
Discriminatory: racist, sexist, based ona person’s disability.
Spiritual: using faith, spirituality, trust tomanipulate and control people.
Financial: money, possessionsdisappearing, no money for essentials,
jewellery, valuables missing.
Institutional: care home, etc.
Grooming: of individual, family, church.
We may become aware of abuse or concerns about someone’s behaviour in anumber of ways.
- •A disclosure from a person who has or is experiencing abuse;
- •An allegation about someone’s conduct;
- •A concern about someone’s behaviour.
All must be taken seriously and acted on.
Adult at Risk of Abuse
It is everyone’sresponsibility to safeguard children,young people and vulnerable adults.
Attempt to investigate yourself;
Discuss the case with anyone else;
Speak to theaccused;
WITH A PERSON MAKING A DISCLOSURE:
Never promise to keep a secret, orconfidentiality. Tell them you may needto share this.
Assure them they are not to blame forwhat happened.
Reassure the person they have done theright thing by telling you.
React calmly, be aware of non-verbalmessages and body language.
Listen, do not ask leading questions orinvestigate. Avoid making comments orjudgements.
Tell them what you are going to do andthat they will be told what is happeningat each stage.
Refer as soon as possible to theDiocesan Safeguarding Adviser.
Find support for yourself.
Make full notes of what you are told –including names, the person making thedisclosure / referral, and date and time.
Date and sign your notes.
Use the words the child/ vulnerableadult used – do not ‘translate’ intoproper names, etc. As far as possibleuse the exact words used in thedisclosure.
If someone else is making an allegationor raising a concern you will need toinclude their contact details.
The original document should be keptsafely and a copy forwarded to theDiocesan Safeguarding Adviser. If youtype up the notes keep a copy of thehand written notes.
What to record: (6WH)
Who was involved – names of key people;
what happened – facts not opinions;
where it happened;
when it happened – date and time;
why it happened;
whom it was referred to;
how it happened.
You are not expected to be an expert inthese areas so refer on.
All Allegations and Disclosures mustbe referred to theSafeguarding Advisor.
If you believe the person is at immediaterisk of harm when they leave you, makea referral directly to the appropriateagency – Police or Social Services.
All disclosures, allegations, concernsshould be referred initially to theDiocesan SafeguardingAdviser, who willinform the bishops, archdeacons, deans,clergy, etc. as appropriate.
No concern is too small – all disclosures,issues or concerns seen or that you aremade aware of must be acted on assoon as possible.
Do not investigate yourself and nevermake assumptions.
Your Parish Safeguarding Rep is:Jane Barnicoat-Chongwe
Diocesan Safeguarding Manager
01962 737317 or 07921 865374
Evening and weekends safeguarding
advice available from Hampshire
County Council (covers the whole of the
Winchester Diocese) 0300 555 1373
In an emergency use the 999
emergency number. If you do you should
contact the Safeguarding Manager as
soon as possible.
List of National Help Lines
Stop It Now Helpline:0808 1000 900
Childline: 0800 11 11 (free from mostphones and won’t show on phone bill)
Action On Elder Abuse Helpline:080 8808 8141
National Domestic Violence Helpline0800 2000 247
Mens Advice Line 0808 801 0327