At St Laurence and All Saints, we are committed to safeguarding children, young people, victims / perpetrators of domestic abuse and vulnerable adults. The Parochial Church Council of St Laurence and All saints has adopted the House of Bishops’ Promoting a Safer Church Safeguarding Policy Statement  and the policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website at https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding and the Chelmsford Diocese website at https://www.chelmsford.anglican.org/safeguarding Our Parish Safeguarding Representitive is Sarah Rachell, who may be contacted at church or by email sarahpooley1@yahoo.com . In addition, for Diocesan Safeguarding contacts please click here . Below are several contact details for safeguarding organisations and charities, however, if you or someone you are concerned about is in immediate danger, please contact the police by dialling 999. NSPCC  National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children www.nspcc.org.uk  Tel: 0808 800 5000 Rape Crisis England & Wales  How to get help if you've experienced rape, child sexual abuse or any kind of sexual violence www.rapecrisis.org.uk  Tel: 0808 802 9999 Refuge  Providing a range of services for abused women and children www.refuge.org.uk  Tel: 0808 2000 247 The Salvation Army  The Salvation Army provides support for anyone who suspects that they, or someone they have come across, might be a victim of modern slavery in need of help. www.salvationarmy.org.uk/modern-slavery  Tel: 0300 3038 151 (confidential Referral Helpline) Samaritans  Charity you can talk to off the record about whatever’s getting to you. You don't have to be suicidal to call the Samaritans www.samaritans.org  Tel: 116 123 Victim Support  An independent charity that provides free and confidential support to help people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and the respect they deserve. www.victimsupport.org.uk  Tel: 0845 456 5995
Safeguarding
Southend Safeguarding (Childrens) Partnership (SSCP) works with public agencies and community organisations to improve safeguarding in Southend. The Safeguarding Boards cannot accept case referrals from professionals or act on concerns from members of the public. Please do not use the contact information below to refer a case to Southend Borough Council Social Care. If you are concerned about the safety and wellbeing of a child please email fct@southend.gov.uk or call 01702 215007 for assistance from the Children’s Social Care Team. Southend Local Safeguarding Children Board Floor 7, Southend Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue Southend on Sea SS2 6ER Tel: 01702 534706 Email: LSCB@southend.gov.uk Southend SAB works with public agencies and community organisations to improve safeguarding in Southend. The Safeguarding Boards cannot accept case referrals from professionals or act on concerns from members of the public. Please do not use the contact information below to refer a case to Southend Borough Council Social Care. If you are concerned about the safety and wellbeing of an adult please email accessteam@southend.gov.uk or call 01702 215008 option 1 for assistance from the Adults’ Social Care Team. Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) Floor 7, Southend Civic Centre Victoria Avenue Southend on Sea SS2 6ER Tel: 01702 534706 Email: SAB@southend.gov.uk