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The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the church.

St Margaret's Parochial Church Council have adopted the House of Bishops’ Promoting a Safer Church Safeguarding Policy Statement

Our 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.

If you are concerned

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the local Authority, Social care services or the Police without Delay on 101. If it’s an emergency, call 999.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is James Fordham: insert contact number 07980 903237

If you wish to contact the Diocese of Ely team please contact them here or

Help Lines

Cambridge County Council

Safeguarding children and child protection

Telephone: 0345 045 5203 (8-6pm Monday to Friday) 01733 234 724 (out of hours)

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

Childline: 0800 1111

Stop it now: 0808 1000 900

NAPAC: 0808 801 0331

Samaritans: 116 123

Family lives: 0808 800 2222

National Domestic Violence helpline: 0808 2000 247

Action on Elder abuse: 080 8808 8141

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