"The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these."
Safeguarding at Eastleigh Parish
At Eastleigh Parish we take safeguarding very seriously. We strive to ensure the protection of all people who visit the church building on a weekly basis, with particular focus on children and vulnerable adults.
Safeguarding in the Bible
We can find a framework for safeguarding in God's Word. God is personal. He created and sustains the world and remains active in it. The single attribute of God that is given most prominence throughout scripture is His steadfast love. The passage above indicates the breadth of the love we are due to have for our neighbour, which together with His characteristics of safety and justice provide a clear groundwork for the environment we wish to foster as His church in Eastleigh.
You can email our Safeguarding Officers via firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mike on 07855 838 544. Alternatively you can call Sue (Deputy Safeguarding Officer) on 07502 427693.
You can also call our Vicar, Ian, regarding Safeguarding on 07809 668 118.
If you are concerned that a child or vulnerable adult may be at immediate risk, contact the Police by calling 999.
If you would like to register a safeguarding concern with our diocese, please call 01962 737317 or email email@example.com
*Out of Hours Service*
Outside of regular working hours, Social Services offer safeguarding help and advice Monday to Friday 6pm – 8am and on weekend and Bank Holidays. Call them on 0300 555 1373.