Church of England Diocese of Blackburn Poulton-le-sands, Holy Trinity with Morecambe St. Laurence

Safeguarding

The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of the whole Church. Everyone who participates in the life of the Church has a role to play in promoting a Safer Church for all. 

We have adopted and continue to review and comply with the "Promoting a safer Church" Safeguarding policy. 

The Parish Safeguarding Handbook can be found below.

Our Church and PCC Safeguarding Officer is:

 Ruth Nightingale  

Text or Tel:0773 703 5597

email: [email protected]


Safeguarding Policy Statement of the Church of England 

The Church of England, its Archbishops, Bishops, clergy and leaders are committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church. Safeguarding means the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture. This means we will promote the welfare of children, young people and adults, work to prevent abuse from occurring, seek to protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been abused. We will take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others, and offer support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks. The Church of England affirms the ‘Whole Church’ approach to safeguarding. This approach encompasses a commitment to consistent policy and practice across all Church bodies, Church Officers and that everyone associated with the Church, who comes into contact with children, young people and adults, has a role to play. The Church will take appropriate steps to maintain a safer environment for all and to practice fully and positively Christ's Ministry towards children, young people and adults; to respond sensitively and compassionately to their needs in order to help keep them safe from harm. 

ParishSafeGuardingHandBookAugust2019Web, PDF

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