Church of England Diocese of Portsmouth Newport St. John

SAFEGUARDING POLICY

Parish Safeguarding Policy Statement

for the parish of

St. John’s Newport Isle of Wight.

At the PCC meeting held on 22/11/2018 the PCC adopted the Church of England ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ Policy Statement. This policy statement actively underpins all safeguarding work within the church.

As members of the PCC we are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our community, and ensure that we will:

1. Adopt and implement the House of Bishops’ safeguarding policy and practice guidance.

2. Promote and publicise the ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ policy statement, and ensure all church officers have access to it.

3. Have a plan in place that sets out, in line with national and local priorities, how the policy will be put into action.

4. Ensure that any person who works with vulnerable groups is aware of and abides by national and local safeguarding guidance.

5. Review the policy regularly to ensure best practice.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is:

1…Peter Whitlock… E-mail …[email protected]… Tel…07881 950284.…

Address: 5 Goldcrest Close, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5FX.

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The person responsible for processing DBS applications is……Mr. Peter Whitlock….….……

E-mail … [email protected] ………Tel ………07881 950284……..……..

Signed ………………………………………………… Parish Priest Rev. Allie Kerr...

Signed…………………………………………………. Churchwarden Mrs. Jane Salter...

Signed………………………………………………... Churchwarden Mr. Harry Walker...

One copy for the parish records, one copy on the parish noticeboard and one copy to be sent to the Diocesan Safeguarding Office at Peninsular House.