policy was agreed at Meetings of the Parochial Church Councils
held in March 2019
with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy our church is
a safer environment and culture.
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
pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other
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
safe and caring place for all.
named Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) to work with the
incumbent and the PCC to implement policy and
recruit, train and support all those with any
responsibility for children, young people and adults to
have the confidence and skills to recognise and respond
that there is appropriate insurance cover for all
activities involving children and adults undertaken in
the name of the parish.
in church premises and on the Parish website the details
of who to contact if there are safeguarding concerns or
and take seriously all those who disclose abuse.
steps to protect children and adults when a safeguarding
concern of any kind arises, following House of Bishops
guidance, including notifying the Diocesan Safeguarding
Adviser (DSA) and statutory agencies immediately.
support to victims/survivors of abuse regardless of the
type of abuse, when or where it occurred.
and monitor any member of the church community who may
pose a risk to children and adults whilst maintaining
appropriate confidentiality and the safety of all
that health and safety policy, procedures and risk
assessments are in place and that these are reviewed
the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy,
Procedures and Practices at least annually.
Each person who
works within this church community will agree to abide by
this policy and the guidelines established by this church.
Benefice appoints Ms. Grace Aciro as the
Parish Safeguarding Officer
Reverend John Lintern
Joan Easton, Shirley Edgley, Bill Cowie and Sandra Bruce
Date: 18th March
If you have
any concerns with regard to Safeguarding contact
(Parish Safeguarding Officer) 0191 5970255
Lintern (Vicar) 0191 3702146
(Diocesan Safeguarding Officer) 07968 034075
County Council Social Care Direct on
03000 267 979
The Full Diocesan Safeguarding Policy