If you would like to speak to someone about any aspect of St Luke’s Church safeguarding policies, or you have any concerns, please contact our Safeguarding Officer, Sue Prestwood here email@example.com.
Our Children’s & Young People’s Advocate is Fiona Stevens and our Adults Advocate is Elaine Curl.
To read more about safeguarding, including our Safeguarding Policy document, please click here.
St Luke’s Church is committed to high standards in the safeguarding and care of children, young people and vulnerable adults
Everyone who works at St Luke’s with children and/or adults who are vulnerable are safely recruited and receive safeguarding training.
We want everyone to feel safe and comfortable at St Luke’s. If you feel worried or upset by anything someone says or does, something that is happening or about something that is happening to someone else it is important that you let us know.
Our Safeguarding Officer is Sue Prestwood. Sue can be contacted by phone on 07792351045 or email her here.
However, if it is an emergency and you feel someone is in immediate danger please ring the Police on 999 and inform us afterwards.
Other people you can talk to at St Luke’s are: – our Children’s Advocate – Fiona Stevens our Adult’s Advocate – Elaine Curl our Deputy Safeguarding Officer – Nicola Ellis They can all be contacted via the Church Office Email tel. 0114 2303199
If you would prefer to talk to someone outside St Luke’s, you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor:
Siân Checkley (Safeguarding Advisor) Email Siân Further information about Safeguarding in the Diocese of Sheffield can be found here.
This means we share the Policy’s commitments:- • Promoting a safer environment and culture. • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults. • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation. • Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse or other affected persons. • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns/allegations of abuse and other affected persons. • Responding to those that may pose a present risk.
Safe Spaces: The national Church of England has launched Safe Spaces, an independent service supporting survivors of church-related abuse. This service offers support to survivors of church-related abuse whether or not a report has been made. The independent service is run by the charity Victim Support. It is free to access via telephone (0300 303 1056, email or webchat. Further information is available here.