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The Church of St Mary Bishophill Junior Patronal Festival

for 3 hours
St Mary
Bishophill Junior Bishophill Junior, YO1 6EN, United Kingdom

Patronal Festival the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Or friends at All Saints North Street and all visitors are most welcome to join us.


The following policy was agreed at the Parochial Church Council (PCC) meeting.
In accordance with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy our church is committed to:
Promoting a safer environment and culture.
Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church
Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.
Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons.
Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons.
Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others.

The Parish will:
Create a safe and caring place for all.
Have a named Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) to work with the incumbent and the PCC to implement policy and procedures.
Safely recruit, train and support all those with any responsibility for children, young people and adults to have the confidence and skills to recognise and respond to abuse.
Ensure that there is appropriate insurance cover for all activities involving children and adults undertaken in the name of the parish.
Display in church premises and on the Parish website the details of who to contact if there are safeguarding concerns or support needs.
Listen to and take seriously all those who disclose abuse.
Take steps to protect children and adults when a safeguarding concern of any kind arises, following House of Bishops guidance, including notifying the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) and statutory agencies immediately.
Offer support to victims/survivors of abuse regardless of the type of abuse, when or where it occurred.
Care for and monitor any member of the church community who may pose a risk to children and adults whilst maintaining appropriate confidentiality and the safety of all parties.
Ensure that health and safety policy, procedures and risk assessments are in place and that these are reviewed annually.
Review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practices at least annually.

Each person who works within this church community Willhelm agree to abide by this policy and the guidelines established by this church.

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Angela Carter

Email: [email protected], Tel: 01904 610237

Diocesan Safeguarding Officer: Rob Marshall
Email: [email protected] or

01904 699524/ 07914668907.

Incumbent: The Rt.Rev'd Glyn Webster Email: [email protected] or telephone 01904 628155

Churchwarden: Mr Graeme Thomas 07905248116 and Mrs Angela Carter 01904610237

York Diocese

For Safeguarding advice or to make a disclosure contact The Diocesan Safeguarding Officer can be contacted on 01904 699524/ 07914668907.

If you're worried about a child or young person, you can contact the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 for support and advice for

AGE UK is the leading charity for older people. You can contact Age UK for help, information and advice on 0800 678 1602, 8am-7pm, 365 days a year.