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Safeguarding

St Elisabeth's Safegurding lead is Mrs Caroline Seddon 07539 873462
Supported by Rev Alison MItchell 07540 792409

POLICY STATEMENT ON THE SAFEGUARDING OF ADULTS IN THE

CHURCH OF ST ELISABETH, REDDISH


This statement was agreed at the PCC meeting held on 20th May 2019


It will be reviewed each year to monitor the progress which has been achieved.


We recognize that everyone has different levels of vulnerability and that each of us may be regarded as vulnerable at some time in our lives.

As members of this parish we commit ourselves to respectful pastoral care for all adults to whom we minister.

We commit ourselves to the safeguarding of people who may be vulnerable,

ensuring their well-being in the life of this church.

We commit ourselves to promoting safe practice by those in positions of trust.

The parish commits itself to promoting the inclusion and empowerment of people who may be vulnerable.

It is the responsibility of each of us to prevent the physical, emotional, sexual,

financial and spiritual abuse of vulnerable people and to report any such abuse

that we discover or suspect.

We undertake to exercise proper care in the appointment and selection of those who will work with people who may be vulnerable.

The parish is committed to supporting, resourcing, training and regularly reviewing those who undertake work amongst people who may be vulnerable.

The parish adopts the guidelines of the Church of England and the Diocese.

Each person who works with vulnerable people will agree to abide by these

recommendations and the guidelines established by this church.


This church appoints Elaine Peacock (ALM) to represent the concerns and views of vulnerable people at our meetings and to outside bodies.

POLICY STATEMENT ON THE SAFEGUARDING OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH OF ST ELISABETH, REDDISH


This statement was agreed at the PCC meeting held on 20th May 2019


As members of this church, we commit ourselves to the nurturing, protection and safekeeping of all, especially children and young people.

It is the responsibility of each one of us to prevent the physical, sexual and emotional abuse of children and young people and to report any abuse discovered or suspected.

We recognise that our work with children and young people is the responsibility of the whole Church.

Our church is committed to supporting, resourcing and training those who work with children and young people and to providing supervision.

Our church is committed to following the policy and procedures published by the Diocese. The parish will adopt good practice guidelines.

Each worker with children or young people must undertake diocesan Safeguarding training, know the guidelines and undertake to follow them. Each shall be given a copy of the Parish’s agreed procedures and good practice guidelines.

As part of our commitment to children and young people, the PCC has appointed Caroline Seddon to be the Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator.

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