Safeguarding

If you have any concerns about a safeguarding or child protection issue please report it as soon as possible to one of our Safeguarding Leads:

LESLEY MAWSON, Designated Person for Safeguarding (DPS)
She will advise the church on any matters related to the safeguarding of children and adults at risk and take the appropriate action when abuse is disclosed, discovered or suspected.

Email address  admin@totnesunitedfree.org.uk

NAOMI MASON, Deputy Designated Person for Safeguarding (DDPS)
She will assist the Designated Person for Safeguarding (DPS) in helping the church on any matters related to the safeguarding of children and adults at risk and take the appropriate action when abuse is disclosed, discovered or suspected.

Email address  naomi_mason@hotmail.com

REBECCA SOUTHGATE WILLIAMS, Safeguarding Trustee
She will raise the profile of safeguarding within the church and oversee and monitor the implementation of the safeguarding policy and procedures on behalf of the Board of Trustees.

Email address   admin@totnesunitedfree.org.uk

Pastor Ade Gascoyne ade@totnesunitedfree.org.uk

We have a full child protection policy which can be requested from admin@totnesunitedfree.org.uk

We recognise that our work with children and young people is the responsibility of the whole church. It is the responsibility of each of us to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and young people entrusted to the church’s care and to report any abuse discovered or suspected.

The Trustees have oversight of the church and have the responsibility to ensure that:

Children’s Workers are given support and training in developing safe, caring practices in their work with children.
There is a system for dealing with concerns about possible abuse.