Affpuddle Safeguarding Policies

PARISH POLICY STATEMENT FOR SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE 2019
Parish of Affpuddle with Turnerspuddle in the Church of England Diocese of Salisbury. The following policy was first issued on 1 April 2015 and was reviewed on 1 April 2019:
As members of the PCC we commit our church community to the support, nurture, protection and safeguarding of all, especially the young and vulnerable. We recognise that our work with children and young people is the responsibility of the whole church community. We are fully committed to acting within current legislation, guidance, national frameworks and the Diocesan of Salisbury Safeguarding and Good Practice Guidelines. We will also endeavour to act in an open, transparent and accountable way in working in partnership with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Children and Adult Social Care Services, the Police, Probation Services and other agencies to safeguard children and young people and assist in bringing to justice anyone who has committed an offence against them.
1. We will ensure that all the necessary checks are made to promote the safe selection and recruitment of ordained and lay ministers, paid workers and volunteers working with children and young people, and to provide the necessary supervision, support and training to them in order that they can undertake their roles effectively.
2. We will respond without delay to every concern raised that a child or young person or may have been harmed, or be at risk from harm or abuse, or be at risk from the behaviour of an adult or child.
3. We will fully co-operate with the Diocese and appropriate statutory agencies during any investigation into abuse, including when allegations are made against a member of the church community.
4. We will ensure that pastoral care is made available to children and young people and their families and to any member of our church community against whom an allegation is made.
5. We will ensure, in partnership with the Diocese and other agencies, that care and supervision is provided for any member of our church community known to have offended against a child or young person, or to pose a risk to them.
6. We are committed to reviewing our Safeguarding Policy annually, and as part of this, to check that our parish safeguarding procedures, including DBS checks, are up-to-date and relevant. Our Policy will be endorsed at the first meeting of the PCC following APCM so that new members are aware of their responsibilities and to confirm the existence of the parish policy.
 
Our Parish Safeguarding Representative is: Mrs Penny Haigh
Phone Number: 01929 471768
 
The Reverend Carol Langford ………………………………………………………………
Mr Stephen Sanderson, Churchwarden …………………………………………………………….
Mrs Elizabeth Whatley, Churchwarden ………………………………………………………………
 
PARISH POLICY STATEMENT FOR SAFEGUARDING ADULTS WHEN THEY ARE VULNERABLE 2019
 
Parish of Affpuddle with Turnerspuddle in the Church of England Diocese of Salisbury. The following policy was first issued on 1 April 2015 and was reviewed on 1 April 2019:
As members of the PCC we commit our church community to the support, nurture, protection and safeguarding of all. We recognise that everyone has different levels of vulnerability and that all adults should be offered respect and given inclusion and empowerment within the church.
1. We are committed to adopt and implement a safeguarding policy for adults when they are vulnerable,
accepting as a minimum, the House of Bishop’s Policy on Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (Promoting a Safe Church 2006). In addition the parish will follow the diocesan policy, procedures and recommended good practice, while being responsive to local parish requirement.
2. We are committed to reviewing our policy annually, and as part of this, to check that our parish safeguarding procedures, including DBS checks, are up-to-date and relevant.
3. We will review and endorse all safeguarding policies annually, at the first meeting of the PCC following
APCM, so that new members are aware of their responsibilities and confirm the existence of their parish policy on safeguarding adults when they are vulnerable.
4. We will undertake careful selection of all those who will work with vulnerable groups and provide
appropriate support and opportunities for training.
5. We will respond without delay to every complaint made, that a vulnerable person for whom we have
responsibility may have been harmed.
6. This parish will cooperate fully with the statutory agencies in every situation and will not conduct their own investigations.
7. We will seek to offer informed pastoral care to any adult who has suffered abuse.
8. We will care for and supervise any member of our church community known to have offended.
The Parochial Church Council of this parish acknowledges its responsibility for all work with young adults and adults who may be vulnerable, that is done in the name of the Church. It requires all those engaged in such work to be properly appointed and supported in accordance with current good practice and guidelines issued through the Diocese of Salisbury.
 
Our Parish Safeguarding Representative is: Mrs Penny Haigh
Phone Number: 01929 471768
 
The Reverend Carol Langford ………………………………………………………………
Mr Stephen Sanderson, Churchwarden …………………………………………………………….
Mrs Elizabeth Whatley, Churchwarden ………………………………………………………………