Safeguarding of adults

The safeguarding of vulnerable adults is taken very seriously by the church. It is of significant importance and we recognize the contribution we can make to protect and support vulnerable adults. 

The PCC has adopted the safeguarding policy of the Diocese of Leicester. 

Our aim is to promote the welfare, safety and health of all by enocuraging an open, honest, caring and supportive environment.

Safeguarding - who to contact

If you have concerns about the immediate safety of a vulnerable adult,
you should report the matter immediately to either of the following:

 At parish level - Revd Canon Vivien Elphick on 01530 270354 or teamrector@stlaurencechurchmeasham.org.uk or our safeguarding coordinator Mr Ben Scott on safeguarding@applebygroup.org.uk

  or  at the level of Leicester Diocese, the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers : Rachael Spiers 0116 2615341 or Peter Holloway 0116 2615241. The out of hours number (evenings and weekends) is: Thirtyone:eight tel 0303 003 1111 (Option 2). Say that you are calling from Leicester Diocese

If you have concerns about the immediate safety of someone please don’t delay in ringing the Police  on 999 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

If you are an adult and have experienced abuse:

If you are an adult who has been affected by past abuse, you can discuss this with the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers: Rachael Spiers 0116 2615341 and Peter Holloway 0116 2615241

Local support can be accessed from:

Juniper Lodge which offers a comprehensive service to anyone over 18years who has experienced rape or sexual assault recently or in the past

.http://www.juniperlodge.org.uk/reporting-options/i-dont-know-if-i-want-to-report-to-the-police

Quetzal a Leicester based service for any women over 16 years who has experienced childhood abuse. It  provides long-term counselling, crisis counselling and a telephone helpline. tel 0333 101 4280

.http://quetzal.org.uk/

First Step Leicester Leicestershire and Rutland is an organisation run for male survivors and their supporters of sexual abuse and rape.

0116 254 8535

https://firststepleicester.org.uk/

Family Action Post Abuse Service (Supporting children and young people in Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland who have experienced sexual abuse)

tel 0116 216 8334