Christian Safeguarding Services
Christian Safeguarding Services is a provider of specialist training and consultancy and support service. Driven by a passion to help churches and faith based organisations to develop best practice in safeguarding without it costing a fortune.
So, by using our knowledge, our expertise and experience of working in Local Government, together with our combined involvement with churches, we are able to serve and support churches as well as faith based organisations in delivering to them all their safeguarding requirements.
Christian Safeguarding Services support churches and faith-based organisations with policy development, and training & consultancy services. The CSS have a support and advice line as well as an answerphone service. We are also very flexible and will work with you to deliver what your church or your organisation needs
Paul currently is a teaching Elder at Grace Church Loughborough. Both he and Sue have been involved at Grace Church since its foundation in 2009.
Paul & Sue have both been actively involved in church life together for well over 30 years. Paul’s passion for systematic theology, the exposition of scripture, the application of Biblical principles to life and the sharing of the Gospel is absolutely fundamental in the ministry at Grace Church were Paul works part time. Sue is actively involved with the hospitality, the young adults work and the music ministry at Grace
Formal Social Care work began when Paul started working for a Local Health Authority alongside other professionals to support families. It involved servicing families who had children with life limiting conditions and/or long term health needs. This led him to pioneer the government’s Early Support Pilot Programme for disabled children in Leicestershire. Working in other Local Authorities he was managing various early intervention projects and services for vulnerable children and families.
In 2007 Paul was managing a Sure Start Children’s Centre Programme supervising a team of over 20 staff. Working with social care as the Safeguarding Lead for the programme, having to make decisions on the escalation of child safeguarding cases needing intensive intervention. Recently, Paul was working in the LADO team in the Safeguarding Unit of a Local Authority. This role involved managing and dealing with allegations and concerns about school staff as well as others other staff within voluntary organisations. He was part of the investigation team
After raising their 4 children, Sue started out as a Family Support Worker for families of children with disabilities. Soon after, became a voluntary sector lead for the Sure Start Children Centre programme. She also represented children & young peoples voluntary sector organisations on safeguarding and workforce issues, reporting into the Local Authority. Then, taking an opportunity in 2009, moved into the Learning & Development Service as a Safeguarding Trainer and Advisor. Now managing the Children & Family Service’s Learning and Development Team in Leicestershire. Sue now has the responsibility for the safeguarding training and development of all staff in the Social Care & Early Help workforce.
She is both a qualified and an accredited Mental Health First Aider and Mental Health First Aid Instructor for Adults and Youth.
If you’d like to know some more about us, we had the opportunity to deliver a seminar for FIEC at one of their leaders’ conference.
Please click on the link above to hear the seminar