Safeguarding

safer church logoAt All Saints’ we take every person’s safety and wellbeing very seriously and aspire to do all we can to make sure our church is as safe as possible, especially for young people and the most vulnerable. You will find more information about this below.

We try to create an environment where everyone’s voice can be heard and where any poor behaviour is addressed at the earliest opportunity.

If you are concerned that an individual’s safety or wellbeing may be at risk, then please contact our Safeguarding Officer, Gill Sinclair, on the details below and she will be able to guide you further.

The protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults is taken very seriously at All Saints’ and we review and manage our procedures on a regular basis.

On 2 January 2019 the Church of England published the new House of Bishops’ Guidance on reporting safeguarding and other serious incidents to the Charity Commission.

The Safeguarding Handbook clearly states that the PCC together with the Parish Safeguarding Officer and licensed ministers are responsible for ensuring that all churches are promoting a safer culture and building good safeguarding practice in every parish church.

All Saints’ have good procedures in place, have adopted the “Safeguarding Policy Statement” and all leaders and helpers working within regulated activities (i.e Young Saints, Heaven, creche and Tots Group) are encouraged to undertake the Church of England’s training programme.  Our training is well advanced.

All employees are vetted under the Safer Recruitment Practice Guidance and all successful applicants will only be recruited once these checks have been carried out and confirmation of their suitability is received.  All new applications for Disclosure and renewals are handled electronically by Mike Lovett (All Saints’ Lead Recruiter) which is run by Thirtyone:eight formerly known as CCPAS (the Churches Child Protection Advisory Service).

Everyone at All Saints’ is encouraged to be diligent and caring towards children, young people and vulnerable adults and all members would find it helpful to visit the diocesan website to find out the details of the processes involved.

Gill Sinclair
Parish Safeguarding Officer
Contact: 07721 895547
Email: gill sinclair@outlook.com

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