Safe Church

Safe Church Policy

 

As a church community, we are committed to:

  • The care, nurture of and respectful pastoral ministry with all children and adults
  • The safeguarding and protection of all children and adults
  • The establishment of safe, caring communities which provide a loving environment where there is a culture of  ‘informed vigilance’  regarding the dangers of abuse which:

For young children and young people

  • Values them for who they are, and nurtures their positive development
  • Enables them to participate fully and contribute to their church community
  • Protects then from potential harm

For adults who may be vulnerable, including those suffering domestic abuse:

  • Ensures that all people feel welcome, respected and safe from abuse
  • Encourage who may be vulnerable
  • To lead as independent life as possible
  • To choose how to lead their life
  • To be active contributors to the church and community
  • Protects those who may be vulnerable from actual or potential harm

For all people

  • Enables and encourages concerns to be raised and responded to openly and consistently
  • Offers support and care for all those, suffering or have suffered, from any form of abuse
  • Promotes respect and the value of each person as a child of God

We are therefore committed  to best practice according to the national policies and guidelines of the Church of England, in the protection of children and vulnerable people; in the recruitment , training and supervision of all those who exercise a pastoral ministry ; and in responding to any allegations or complaints .

This policy is reviewed each year by the Parochial Church Council and re-affirmed at the Annual meeting.

 

Because we understand that :

  • God has a special care for those who struggle
  • All of us at different periods of out lives are vulnerable and in need of help
  • We can make a difference


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