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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 originally agreed at the Parochial Church Council (PCC) meeting held on

(Date) 27th July 2019. This policy was revised on Monday 31st January 2022. 

In accordance with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy: 

 

  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.
  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 ensure an addendum to a hire agreement is always used when any person/body hires church premises. See appendix 8. Click here to see the document electronically. 
  9. 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 is available on the website www.stnicholaswallasey.co.uk under the Safeguarding heading and a hard copy of the Policy is available in the Church located in the Vicar’s Vestry. You can download the St Nicholas Safeguarding Policy revised 31012022 by clicking this link Safeguarding Policy 31012022 

 

This church appoints Julie Pollitt as the Parish Safeguarding Officer Elect. Until such time as Julie is officially in place, please contact either the Vicar, Revd Jeff Staples, or Mr Pauline Butterfield, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, on 01928718834. 

 

Vicar Jeff Staples

Churchwardens Patsy Dodd and Julie Piercy

Date: 31st January 2022

 

*”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.”