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Holy Trinity Seer Green & Jordans

Safeguarding

Our Safeguarding Officer is Lois Henley-King :Tel 07843 365474

 

Parish of Holy Trinity of Seer Green & Jordans: Safeguarding Policy

The following policy was agreed at the PCC meeting held on……………….

  • We are committed to:
  • The care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with, all children and all adults
  • The safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults when they are vulnerable
  • The establishing of safe, caring communities which provide a loving environment where there is a culture of ‘informed vigilance’ as to the dangers of abuse.
  • We will carefully select and train all those with any responsibility within the Church, in line with safer recruitment principles, including the use of Disclosure and Barring Service criminal records checks.
  • We will respond without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed, co-operating with the police and local authority in any investigation and we will have a clear reporting procedure in place.
  • We will seek to work with anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with him or her an appropriate ministry of informed pastoral care.
  • We will seek to challenge any abuse of power, especially by anyone in a position of trust.
  • We will seek to offer pastoral care and support, including supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or vulnerable adult.
  • In all these principles we will follow statute, guidance and recognised good practice.
  • We will advise the Diocese which Registered Body we use to process applications for Disclosure and Barring Service criminal records checks.
  • We will advise the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser if we receive a Disclosure which is ‘blemished’ or ‘positive’.
  • We will review this policy annually, check that our policies are up to date, and supply a copy of the updated policy statement to the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser.