We are committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults.
The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website.
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Sally Morris, who may be contacted at church or by email [email protected]
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) Narinder Lyon Ripon Area
Tel :0113 3530 256 .......... Mobile:07872 005309
If a child or adult is at immediate risk of significant harm, in the first instance you should always contact your local social services team NORTH YORKSHIRE 01609 780780 or local police (call 101).
Childline: 0800 1111
NSPCC: 0808 500 8000
Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 200 0247
MACSAS (Ministers and clergy sexual abuse survivors): www.macsas.org.uk
Mencap Learning Disability Helpline: 0808 808 1111
VOICE UK (For people with learning disabilities who have experienced crime or abuse): 0808 802 8686 StopItNow! (For anyone who may need help preventing abuse, even in themselves): 0808 100 0900 Women’s Aid (Seeking to end domestic violence against women and girls): www.womensaid.org.uk Samaritans: 08457 909090
A copy of our Parish Safeguarding Policy statement is below:
‘Safeguarding All God’s People’
Safeguarding Policy Statement
Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. Among other things, this implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm. The Diocese of Leeds and all parishes within it adopt Church of England polices and practice guidance relating to safeguarding.
We will endeavour to safeguard children, young people and adults by:
• Ensuring the care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with, all children, young people and adults.
• Carefully selecting and training all those with any responsibility within the Church, in line with safer recruitment principles, including the use of criminal records disclosures and registration with the relevant vetting and barring schemes.
• Supporting, resourcing, training and regularly reviewing those who undertake work with children, young people and adults.
• Establishing safe, caring communities which provide an environment where there is a culture of ‘informed vigilance’ as to the dangers of abuse.
• Recognising that it is the responsibility of each of us to prevent the physical, emotional, sexual, financial and spiritual abuse of children, young people and adults, and to report any such abuse that we discover or suspect.
• Responding without delay to every complaint made which suggests that a child, young person or adult may have been harmed, co-operating with the police and local authority in any investigation.
• Seeking to work with anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with him or her an appropriate ministry of informed pastoral care.
• Committing ourselves to promoting safe practice by those in positions of trust.
• Challenging any abuse of power, especially by anyone in a position of trust.
• Offering pastoral care and support, including supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or adult.
This Policy statement on Safeguarding in the Church was adopted by the Parochial Church Council meeting held on held on 17th May 2018
Each person who works and volunteers within this church will agree to abide by these recommendations and the guidelines established by this church.
This church appoints Sally Morris as the Parish Safeguarding Officer. The application of this policy is reviewed each year and a report provided by the Parish Safeguarding Officer to the PCC.
Signed : Yvonne Callaghan, Vicar of Easby, Skeeby, Brompton on Swale and Bolton on Swale on behalf fo the PCC
© 2019 The Archbishops’ Council
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