Church of England Diocese of Portsmouth Fareham

Safeguarding

SAFEGUARDING

The Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, Fareham takes its responsibility for children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and their welfare is paramount in all areas of parish life and as a matter of course have adopted the House of Bishops 'Promoting a Safer Church' .  We are  committed to the implementation of the Diocese of Portsmouth Safeguarding Policy and Procedures, and the relevant statutory legislation and guidance for the welfare of children, young people and adults.

Clergy, and volunteers who work within the parish church and/or as part of the congregation are required to follow good policy and practice to ensure that children, young people and vulnerable adults are safeguarded and nurtured physically, emotionally and spiritually. High professional standards are maintained in all worship and all pastoral and recreational situations involving children, young people and vulnerable adults.

To facilitate this the Clergy, Churchwardens, PCC Members, volunteers and members of the congregation working with or seeking to work with children, young people and/or vulnerable adults have undertaken all appropriate Safeguarding training and are accordingly supported.

Our Safeguarding Representative is Canon Margaret Chappell, who can be contacted on [email protected] to answer any specific queries.

The Portsmouth Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor is Ian Berry who can be contacted on Tel: 07544566850

THE POLICY STATEMENT, AGRRED EACH YEAR, FOR THE SAFEGUARDING OF CHILDREN & VULNERABLE ADULTS AT THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST PETER & ST PAUL MAY BE SEEN ON THE CHURCH NOTICE BOARD