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Parish Safeguarding Officers
Arthur Dalgleish    07970 114983   arthur.dalgleish@btopenworld.com
Rev. Canon Cheryl Collins  01787 375027     cheryl62collins@btinternet.com
Rev. Chris Ramsey  01787 376293      revchrisramsey@gmail.com

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• Action On Elder Abuse:080 8808 8141

Safeguarding Policy

The following policy was agreed at the Parochial Church Council (PCC) meeting held 18th January 2021
In accordance with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy 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 Parish will:

Create a safe and caring place for all.
Have a named Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) to work with the incumbent and the PCC to implement policy and procedures.
Safely 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 to abuse.
Ensure that there is appropriate insurance cover for all activities involving children and adults undertaken in the name of the parish.
Display in church premises and on the Parish website the details of who to contact if there are safeguarding concerns or support needs.
Listen to and take seriously all those who disclose abuse.
Take 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.
Offer support to victims/survivors of abuse regardless of the type of abuse, when or where it occurred.
Care for 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 parties.
Ensure that health and safety policy, procedures and risk assessments are in place and that these are reviewed annually.
Review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practices at least annually.

A link to the Church of England’s latest safeguarding documents is shown below:
https://www.churchofengland.org/clergy-office-holders/safeguarding-children-vulnerable-adults/national-policy-practice-guidance.aspx

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

This church appoints Arthur Dalgleish (Tel 01787319917) as the Parish Safeguarding Officer
Priest-in-Charge: Rev. Canon Cheryl Collins (Tel: 01787 375027)
Assistant Priest: Rev. Chris Ramsey (Tel: 01787 376293)
Churchwardens:  Mrs Jane Penson (01787 373566) and Mrs Nicky Dixon (nicki.dixon@hotmail.co.uk)

Signed: R.O. Fish (on behalf of All Saints' PCC)

Date: 18 January 2021