The following Policies were presented for consideration at the PCC Meeting on 26/3/18
Policy on the Safeguarding of Adults in the Church
This Policy 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 the 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, 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 among people who may be vulnerable.
- The parish adopts the guidelines of the Diocese and the House of Bishops.
Each person who works with vulnerable people will agree to abide by these recommendations and the guidelines established by this church.
The Policy was endorsed by the PCC and duly signed by the Chairman and Church Wardens
Policy on the Safeguarding of children and young people at St Hilda’s.
This Policy will be reviewed each year to monitor the progress that has been achieved.
- 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 whether 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 following the policy and procedures published by the Diocese and the House of Bishops.
- The Parish will adopt good practice guidelines
Each worker with children and 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
The policy was endorsed by the PCC and signed by the Chairman and Church Wardens