Safeguarding

The Church of England, its archbishops, bishops, clergy and leaders are committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church. Safeguarding means the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture. This means we will promote the welfare of children, young people and adults, work to prevent abuse from occurring, seek to protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been abused. We will take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others, and offer support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks. The Church of England affirms the ‘Whole Church’ approach to safeguarding. This approach encompasses a commitment to consistent policy and practice across all Church bodies, Church Officers and that everyone associated with the Church, who comes into contact with children, young people and adults, has a role to play. The Church will take appropriate steps to maintain a safer environment for all and to practice fully and positively Christ’s Ministry towards children, young people and adults; to respond sensitively and compassionately to their needs in order to help keep them safe from harm.

 

Safeguarding Officer and Policy

Our Safeguarding officer is:

                                                          Joanna Shaw

Joanna Shaw

e-mail: jumbo1961@hotmail.co.uk

Tel: 07813 356166

We follow the Diocesan safeguarding policy, with the inclusion of a 5-yearly update of all DBS clearances, which we adopt annually at the PCC meeting following the APCM.

2019 safeguarding policy-page-001

Diocese safeguarding poster-page-001