Church of England Diocese of Oxford South Weston

South Weston St Lawrence

SAFEGUARDING POLICY

The Church of St. Lawrence South Weston

The PCC of The Church of St. Lawrence has agreed and adopted the following Policy on Safeguarding and Child Protection.

1. The PCC of St. Lawrence is committed to:

1.1. The care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with all children and all adults

1.2. The safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults when they are vulnerable

1.3. The establishing of safe, caring communities which provide a loving environment where there is a culture of ‘informed vigilance’ as to the dangers of abuse.

2. The PCC is completely satisfied that within the work currently carried out in the Parish there are no safeguarding issues which might arise. The PCC does not employ any staff and there is therefore currently no need for training of staff or the use of Disclosure and Barring Service criminal records checks. Should the situation change in any way the PCC will review this policy and introduce something which is appropriate in order to underscore the commitments in 1 above.

3. Should it become necessary within the parish to recruit anyone to carry out work in the parish we will carefully select and train all those with any responsibility within the Church, in line with safer recruitment principles, including the use of Disclosure and Barring Service criminal records checks.

4. The PCC will respond without delay to any complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed, co-operating with the police and local authority in any investigation as is our obligation in law and we will have a clear reporting procedure in place within the PCC and the wider Diocese.

5. The PCC will seek to work with anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with him or her an appropriate ministry of informed pastoral care.

6. The PCC will seek to challenge any abuse of power, especially by anyone in a position of trust. 


If you have any concerns regarding the safety of Children or Vulnerable Adults at the church of St. Lawrence South Weston

Please contact:

Mrs. Lorna Sparks

Safeguarding Officer

Tel: 01844 281 165

email: [email protected]

or

Mr. Stephen Barber

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Tel: 01865 208 290

email: [email protected]

or

Local Authority Social Services

Tel: 0345 050 7666

Get in touch

Revd. Peter Waterson.

The Vicarage. 46 High Street, Tetsworth, Oxon. OX9 7AS

Family Service

Every Third Sunday at 9 a.m. for 1hr

South Weston
Oxford

Family Service, usually on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 10.30am.
With a Christmas Worship Family Service in December.
Please contact the churchwarden for dates: 01844 281314

Common Worship