Church of England Diocese of Norwich Gorleston St. Mary Magdalene

Safeguarding

We take Safeguarding seriously at St Mary Magdalene Church.  The church policies relating to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults are set out below.  

If you have any concerns relating to the welfare of children or vulnerable adults, please contact our safeguarding named person, Lynda Mee (Lynda can be contacted on 01493 668368 or [email protected]) or our minister, Rev Matthew Price on [email protected] or 01493494248.

Further information regarding safeguarding in the Diocese of Norwich and the key contacts (including the Bishop's Safeguarding Adviser, Sue Brice) can be found here: www.dioceseofnorwich.org/training/safeguarding.  Here you will find Sue's contact details as well as details of how to report a concern.

Safeguarding Children

This policy was adopted by St Mary Magdalene, Gorleston at the Parochial Church Council meeting held on 20th May 2019.  It will be reviewed annually.

1. It is the responsibility of all church members to do their best to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional and spiritual abuse or neglect of children and young people, and to report abuse that is alleged or suspected.

2. This church will observe Church of England guidelines with regard to Children and Young People. It will support and resource workers who are appointed by the PCC, and provide for them supervision as a way of maintaining good practice.

3. Workers will be expected to undertake the Safeguarding Training that is offered by the Diocese and they may be required to obtain a DBS disclosure and complete a Confidential Declaration before commencing their work.

4. Responsibility for the appointment of workers shall rest with the PCC.

The Safeguarding Officer appointed by the PCC to oversee the implementation of this policy and to represent the concerns and views of vulnerable children is Lynda Mee. Lynda can be contacted on 01493 668368 or [email protected]

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

This policy was adopted by St Mary Magdalene, Gorleston at the Parochial Church Council meeting held on 20th May 2019. It will be reviewed annually.

1. We recognise that everyone has different levels of vulnerability and that each of us may be regarded as vulnerable at some time in our lives. It is the responsibility of all church members to do their best to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional or spiritual abuse or neglect of adults who are vulnerable, and to report abuse that is alleged or suspected.

2. This church will observe Church of England guidelines with regard to Vulnerable Adults. It will support and resource workers who are appointed by the PCC, and provide for them supervision as a way of maintaining good practice.

3. Workers will be expected to undertake the Safeguarding Training that is offered by the Diocese and they may be required to obtain a DBS disclosure and complete a Confidential Declaration before commencing their work.

4. Responsibility for the appointment of workers shall rest with the PCC.

The Safeguarding Officer appointed by the PCC to oversee the implementation of this policy and to represent the concerns and views of vulnerable adults is Lynda Mee. Lynda can be contacted on 01493 668368 or [email protected]