Safeguarding and Promoting a Safer Church
Christ Church has implemented the House of Bishops Safeguarding Policy for children, young people and adults.
Protection for All – children and vulnerable adult protection:- The Parish Church Council (PCC) has adopted the Diocesan Safeguarding Matters 2015, including safeguarding children policy, safeguarding vulnerable adults policy, domestic abuse policy and procedure and safer recruitment procedures. These are reviewed annually. Action has been taken to follow up on changes in our practice and updates have been released to all relevant volunteers.
Amanda Fawcett and Sue Wade are our children’s advocates, Val Causton and Sophie Muncaster are the vulnerable adults’ officers.
Sue Chambers is the safeguarding officer and responsible for our safer recruitment practice and DBS checks. Training in these areas has been offered to all who have contact with children and/or vulnerable adults. DBS checks have been completed for all those who it is needed for. The clergy and safeguarding officer are up to date with their training and a further 24 volunteers completed their C2 training in September 2019. Others who are working with children and/or vulnerable adults were actively encouraged to complete the C1 Safeguarding Training.