Safeguarding

We want everyone to be welcome and safe.

To ensure that we keep everyone safe, we have a Safeguarding Coordinator, who does what is needed to keep children and vulnerable people safe. All our volunteers and those involved in leading services receive regular training in safeguarding and are accountable to our leaders, both Anglican and Methodist.

Our mission Community Coordinator is Neil Barrett.    |  E: info@eastofedenmc.org.uk 

We promise to do all we can to create a safe, happy environment for everyone. So, if you are concerned about anyone within the Mission Community or worried that a child or vulnerable person known to us might be the subject of abuse, don’t keep your concerns to yourself, please contact the Mission Community Safeguarding Coordinator.

Who else can be contacted in an emergency?

Diocesan Safeguarding Officer, Joanna Van Lachterop. T: 07458 016884, E: safeguarding.adviser@carlislediocese.org.uk

Methodist District Safeguarding Officer,  Graham Kay. T: 07704037011, E: cumbria.district@dso.methodist.org.uk

Methodist Circuit Safeguarding Officer, Alison Birkett. T: 01768 894744, E: abirkett4@gmail.com

Children – Children’s Services 0300 373 2724

Vulnerable Adults – Adult Social Care 0300 373 3301

Child Abuse NSPCC : help@nspcc.org.uk Telephone 0808 800 5000

Childline : www.childline.org.uk Telephone 0800 1111

Churches Child Protection : www.ccpas.co.uk

Domestic Violence Victim Support : cumbriadvva@victimsupport.org.uk . Telephone 0300 303 3797

Churches Together in Cumbria : DV Champions: Revd Tim Cooke: tim.cooke@methodist.org.uk Telephone 01768 890464; Revd Eleanor Hancock: eleanor.hancock@sky.com Telephone 01228 527106

Sexual Abuse Stop it Now : www.stopitnow.org.uk Telephone 0808 1000 900 . A confidential helpline for people with concerns about child sexual abuse, which gives advice, support and information.

Safe Spaces: Telephone 0300 3031056

Support for Survivors of Church Related Abuse: The Bridgeway : www.thebridgeway.org.uk Telephone 0808 118 6432 . Based in Penrith, The Bridgeway is a dedicated service that helps men, women, children and young people in Cumbria who have been raped or sexually assaulted, either recently or in the past.

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