P.C.C. SAFEGUARDING POLICY STATEMENT
P.C.C. SAFEGUARDING POLICY STATEMENT Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. Among other things this implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.
In accordance with the House of Bishops’ Policy Statements ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ (2017) and ‘Protecting All God’s Children’ (2010) and the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy ‘Promoting a Safer Diocese’ (2018) our church is committed to:
• Promoting a safer environment and culture.
• Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church.
• Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.
• Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons.
• Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons.
• Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others.
The PCC of this Church agreed and adopted the above Policy at its meeting on Wednesday 19 July 2019
We have appointed Clare Almond as our Church Safeguarding Officer who can be contacted on 020 7370 3418 and by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Other sources of advice, information and support are:
Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers: 020 7932 1224 email@example.com
Thirtyone:Eight’s 24-hour helpline: 0303 003 1111
Family Lives: 0808 800 222
Childline: 0800 1111
Copies of the Parish’s Safeguarding Children and Young People’s policy and Safeguarding Adults at Risk policy are held by the P.C.C. Secretary, Mark Hodgin. The PCC shall review this policy annually. The next review will take place at the first PCC meeting following the APCM to be held on 26 April 2020.