The Church of England Safeguarding Children Policy ‘Protecting all God’s Children’, has as its first principle: “We are committed to the Safeguarding, care and nurture of the children within our church community”.
Within its Safeguarding Adults Policy ‘Promoting a Safe Church’, The Church of England’s first principle is: “We are committed to the respectful pastoral ministry of all adults within the church community”.
The Diocese of Truro wholeheartedly endorses these principles and wishes to provide support, advice and information to all those in its parishes who give of their time – both paid and voluntarily – to work with vulnerable adults and children.
Here too at St Olaf's we take safeguarding seriously.
Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life. If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:
In the parish our Safeguarding Co-ordinator is Dan Archer, who can be contacted on 01840 261626
In the Diocese: Sarah Acraman, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, 01872 274351
Out of Hours for after 5pm and weekends: 01208 251300
In emergency situation:
Local Authority Children’s Social Care: 0300 123 1116
Local Authority Adult’s Social Care: 0300 1234131
I have lived all my life in a small village in South West Devon, in stunning surroundings just a stone's throw away from the Devon / Cornwall border, with a view of Dartmoor in one direction and the River Tamar in the other.
I studied at Plymouth College of Art and Design to be a traditional Sign Writer from 1999 – 2001. I found the course fascinating and very useful, as it allowed me to explore many different aspects in the art of Typography, using lots of different mediums.
I find such enjoyment immortalising a pet, relative or favourite place for someone on canvas. The medium I use is acrylic on canvas, I also do pencil sketches on paper or card. Pet portraits seem to be the most popular, especially dogs, as we all think of our dog as a member of our family.
I am fortunate enough to have animals of my own, so I understand the bond between pet and owner, from dogs and cats to chickens, horses and cattle.
A Pet Portrait can be a gift idea for a loved one as well as a treat for yourself.
Kerry Friend- See more at: http://kerry-pet-portraits.2day.uk/#sthash.zS9P1gk1.dpuf
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