Safeguarding

Martyrs Church is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk and to creating a safe place for everyone to worship and grow in Christ. Concerns about children, young people and adults at risk will be diligently and promptly responded to according to our procedures, recognising the sensitivity it may hold for those involved.

Our Parish Safeguarding Coordinators are the first people to speak to if you have any concerns around the welfare of a child or adult at risk

Policies

Childrens Safeguarding Policy

Adult Safegurding Policy

Our Child Safeguarding
Coordinator

Pete Coopey

0116 2387828 or 07530 741903

Our Vulnerable Adults
Coordinator

Katherine Hawker

0116 261 9693

Diocesan Safeguarding Officer

Rachael Spiers

0116 2615341 or 07930 819279
Rachael.Spiers@Leicestercofe.org

Diocesan Assistant Safeguarding Officer

Peter Holloway

0116 2615241 or 07930 887984
Peter.Holloway@Leicestercofe.org

Our Vicar will also be pleased to speak to you about any safeguarding matters.  
Rev Bertin Hermo (tel: 07950 644390)

If you believe a child or adult is in immediate danger you should contact the police immediately (tel: 999).

At Church of the Martyrs we hold to the following key principles for safeguarding:

  • We should strive to be a church where those who have been hurt by abuse find compassion and people ready to travel patiently alongside them.
  • We should strive to be a church where those who commit abuse are called to face human justice, hear God’s word of judgement and repent and believe the good news.
  • We should strive to be a church where all people are welcomed into open and secure communities that make known Christ’s reconciling peace.

Click here for additional information about safeguarding and the Diocesan Safeguarding Team.

National Contacts

  • 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child. www.nspcc.org.uk

  • 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything. www.childline.org.uk

  • 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse. www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk

  • 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to. www.samaritans.org

  • 0808 801 0327 (Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm). A confidential helpline for male victims of domestic violence and those supporting them. www.mensadviceline.org.uk

  • 0800 999 5428 (Monday to Friday, 10am–5pm). Supporting all LGBT+ people who’ve experienced hate crime, domestic abuse or sexual violence. www.galop.org.uk

  • 0800 5999 247 (Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm). Supporting victims of honour based abuse and forced marriage. www.karmanirvana.org.uk

  • 0808 8024040 (free phone Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm). Provides confidential advice and support to help perpetrators stop being violent and abusive. respectphoneline.org.uk

  • 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm). Provides advice and support to victims and others who are concerned about or have witnessed Elder abuse. www.thenationalcareline.org

  • 0808 808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm). Challenging the abuse of older people in all its forms. www.wearehourglass.org