Safeguarding at St Nicholas Church

The Parish of Wallasey St Nicholas with All Saints (0711).

At a Glance Safeguarding Policy for Children, Young people and Adults 

(Adapted from Promoting a Safer Church

The Church of England’s Safeguarding Policy for Children, Young People* and Adults**.’

 

The following policy was agreed at the Parochial Church Council (PCC) meeting held on

(Date)____________________________

In accordance with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy and Parish Safeguarding Handbook: 

 

  1. We will promote a safer environment and culture.
  2. We will safely recruit and support all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults within the Church.
  3. We will respond promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.
  4. We will respond, record and report if somebody discloses abuse, including non-recent abuse and domestic abuse. Click here for Type of Abuse Reference Document September 2018 
  5. We will care pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons
  6. We will care pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons
  7. We will respond carefully and sensitively to those that may pose a present risk to others
  8. We will put the policy into action. 

Each person who works within this church community will agree to abide by this policy and the guidelines established by this church.

A full version of the  St Nicholas Church Safeguarding Policy (click here to download the policy) is available on the website www.stnicholaswallasey.co.ukunder the Safeguarding heading and a hard copy of the Policy is available in the Church located in the Vicar’s Vestry.

This church appoints Louise Jonesas the Parish Safeguarding Officer.

 

Incumbent ...................................................................

 

Churchwardens ............................................................................................................

 

Date:

 

*”young people/person” means any individual(s) aged 14 to 17 years old; 

 **“vulnerable adult” is defined as “person aged 18 or over whose ability to protect himself or herself from violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation is significantly impaired through physical or mental disability or illness, old age, emotional fragility or distress, or otherwise; and for that purpose, the reference to being impaired is to being temporarily or indefinitely impaired.” 

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