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Safeguarding


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. Alternatively, report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.


Local contacts within Denby Parochial Church Council (PCC) are available to speak to if you have any concerns:

Denby PCC Safeguarding Officer:  Mrs Valerie Evans      Tel: 07594 216232

Vicar:  Rev Andrew Taylor-Cook      Tel:  01773 740288

Or email:  safeguarding@denbychurch.org.uk  (this email account is accessed only by the PCC Safeguarding Officer)


Or contact Julian Hodgson, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser at Church House, Derby,

Tel: 01332 388678    Email:  safeguarding@derby.anglican.org


Church of England Past Cases Review (2)

In March 2020 Denby PCC provided a response to the Derby Diocesan Safeguarding Team which is collating a submission to be sent to the Church of England National Safeguarding Team as part of its second Past Cases Review (covering the period from 2007).  

Protocols and practice guidance for the Church of England’s Past Cases Review 2 (PCR2) have been published and are on the National Church of England Website (www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding/promoting-safer-church/safeguarding-news-statements/past-cases-review-2).  Individual survivors who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process in the Diocese or who need to come forward with information or make any disclosures regarding church related abuse are encouraged to make direct contact with the Derby Diocese Safeguarding Team on 01332 388678. However, recognising that this may not feel safe for those with experience of abuse from within the church, a dedicated national helpline - 0800 802020 - operated independently from the church, by the NSPCC, was set up in September 2019 and remains available.


Denby PCC Policies

At St Mary's Church we are committed to valuing all people and providing an environment in which everyone can be nurtured and safe.  As a church in the Derby Diocese we follow the current diocesan guidance, policies and training related to safeguarding, which draw on the policies and guidance of the House of Bishops of the Church of England. At its meeting on 12 November 2019, Denby Parochial Church Council voted unanimously to adopt the “The Church of England’s Promoting a Safer Church Safeguarding Policy for children, young people and adults.”


This document contains the following six Policy Commitments:

1. Promoting a safer environment and culture.

2. Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults within the Church.

3. Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.

4. Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons.

5. Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons.

6. Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others.


Documents available to read:

a)  Signed copy of the above policy adoption

b) The Church of England’s Promoting a Safer Church Safeguarding Policy for children, young people and adults.”

c)  Church of England House of Bishop's Parish Safeguarding Handbook - Promoting as Safer Church