Safeguarding People Policy

Our Policy
The Parish of St Thomas, Kendal has adopted the Church’s policy (Promoting a Safer Church) that puts children, young people and vulnerable adults at the centre of our concerns, and we have adopted the safeguarding policy and guidance agreed by the House of Bishops

Who’s Who in our Parish?
Our Vicar, George Briggs: 01539 730683 or george@stkmail.org.uk
Our Curate, Vic Sekasi: 01539 730683 or vic@stkmail.org.uk
Our Churchwardens: David Neale & Tim Waddington
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer (for safeguarding concerns in respect of children or vulnerable adults): Marion Jones: marionrj15@gmail.com
Our Children and Families Worker: Wendy Young 01539 730683
Our Youth Worker: (no current appointment) 01539 730683

Who else can be contacted in an emergency?
Our Diocesan Safeguarding Officer (DSO) is Joanna Van Lachterop: safeguarding.adviser@carlislediocese.org.uk or 07458 016884
Children – Children’s Services on 0333 240 1727
Vulnerable Adults – our local Adult Social Services Office on 0300 303 2704

Downloadable Safeguarding Policy Documents (just click on the link below to download):

PROMOTING A SAFER CHURCH
PROMOTING A SAFER CHURCH POSTER
ST THOMAS' CHURCH KENDAL PARISH SAFEGUARDING POLICY 2021