OUR BENEFICE SAFEGUARDING POLICY

 
  1. We are committed to:

    • The care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with, all children and all adults 

    • The safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults when they are vulnerable

    • The establishing of safe, caring communities which provide a loving environment where there is a culture of ‘informed vigilance’ as to the dangers of abuse.


  2.  We will carefully select and train all those with any responsibility within the Church, in line with safer

       recruitment principles, including the use of the Disclosure and Barring Service.


  3.  We will respond without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person

       may have been harmed, co-operating with the police and local authority in any investigation and we will have

       a clear reporting procedure in place.


  4.  We will seek to work with anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with him or her an appropriate ministry

       of informed pastoral care.


  5.  We will seek to challenge any abuse of power, especially by anyone in a position of trust.


  6.  We will seek to offer pastoral care and support, including supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to

        any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or vulnerable

        adult.


  7.  In all these principles we will follow statute, guidance and recognised good practice.


  8.  We will advise the Diocese which Registered Body we use to process applications for DBS checks.


  9. We will advise the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser if we receive a Disclosure which is ‘blemished’ or ‘positive’.


 10. We will review this policy annually, check that our policies are up to date, and supply a copy of the updated

        policy statement to the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser.


      If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact our Safeguarding Officer - Stephen Baker

      Email : safe-guarding@outlook.com

      Telephone : 07387 812652

      Address : 69A Eton Wick Road, Eton Wick, Windsor SL4 6NE