Church of England Diocese of Worcester Christ Church, Great Malvern

OUR SAFEGUARDING POLICY

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The Parish of Christ Church, Malvern

SAFEGUARDING POLICY PROMOTING A SAFER CHURCH

The following policy was agreed at the Parochial Church Council (PCC) mee:ng held on 11th February 2019. In accordance with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy our church is commiEed to:

• Promo:ng a safer environment and culture. • Safely recrui:ng and suppor:ng all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church. • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allega:on. • Caring pastorally for vic:ms/survivors of abuse and other affected persons. • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allega:ons 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 ac:vi:es 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 no:fying the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) and statutory agencies immediately. • Offer support to vic:ms/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 confiden:ality and the safety of all par:es. • Ensure that health and safety policy, procedures and risk assessments are in place and that these are reviewed annually. • Review the implementa:on of the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Prac:ces at least annually.

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

This church appoints Mr. Allan Green as the Parish Safeguarding Officer

Incumbent- Canon Harold Goddard (Associate Priest).

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Parish Safeguarding Handbook Parish Safeguarding Policy
 Church of England

The Parish of Christ Church, Malvern

SAFEGUARDING POLICY PROMOTING A SAFER CHURCH


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