Safeguarding at St Mary Magdalen.
The staff and PCC attach the highest priority to keeping our congregation and everyone who uses our facilities safe from harm.
To achieve this we have adopted a safeguarding policy and guidelines for those in contact with children or vulnerable adults both of which can be viewed below. These documents are reviewed annually.
If you have any concerns about the safety or wellbeing of any child or adult you should contact one of the people listed here, who will be able to give advice on next steps.
However, if you believe a vulnerable person is in immediate danger of significant or serious harm you should contact the police by dialling 999.
St Mary Magdalen Safeguarding Officer:
Tel: 0118 941 4643,
St. Mary Magdalen Vicar:
The Revd Dr Adam Carlill
Tel: 0775 341 1989
Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor:
Tel: 07391 868478
West Berks Children’s services:
Reading Children’s services:
0118 937 3641
The following national helplines might also be useful.
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 – 0808 808 8141
Diocesan safeguarding documents are available at:
Please visit the Diocesan Safeguarding website for more information.
This policy must be adhered to by all Church workers. It must also be followed by any users of the Church or the Hall.