Statement about safeguarding of Children and Adults at Risk
The Parochial Church Council is committed to the safeguarding of everybody, and especially to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and adults experiencing or at risk of abuse or neglect - who are involved in any church activities.
The Safeguarding Lead for The Haldon Team is Susan Harvey and concerns can be notified to her on 01626 770627
Any matters of concern about a child or vulnerable adult should be always be reported. You can contact one of the agencies listed on the poster that can be downloaded from the link below.
The term safeguarding is used to define actions taken to protect and save vulnerable people and groups from harm. This may come from adults or other groups or other children.
A vulnerable adult is a person who may be unable to protect themselves or take care of themselves against harm, exploitation, neglect or abuse.
When safeguarding children - a child is anyone under the age of 18. Therefore safeguarding children is about protecting all those under 18 from harm, exploitation, neglect or abuse.
Schools, charities, hospitals and care homes, along with other sectors - including churches must all take responsibility to safeguard those around them.
Sue Harvey, July 2019.