Policy for Safeguarding Children 2023

Parish of St Mary’s, Redbourn in the Church of England Diocese of St Albans

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This Policy was agreed at the Parochial Church Council Meeting held on Thursday 4th May 2023.

  • We are committed to implementing a safeguarding children policy and accepting the Church of England Policy (Promoting a Safer Church: House of Bishops policy statement 2017) and to be responsive to local parish requirements.
  • We will review and endorse the safeguarding policies annually so that all members are aware of their responsibilities.
  • The highest standards will be maintained in all the Church’s contacts with children and young people and adult volunteers will be given appropriate support and opportunities for training.
  • We will respond without delay to every concern or allegation made that a child or young person for whom we are responsible may have been harmed.
  • This Parish will co‐operate fully with the statutory agencies in every situation and will not conduct its own investigations.
  • We will seek to offer informed pastoral care to any child, young person or adult who has suffered abuse.
  • We will care for and supervise any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, following the House of Bishops guidance and the advice of the Safeguarding Team.
  • The PCC acknowledges its responsibility for all work with children and young people done in the name of the Church and requires all those engaged in such work to be properly appointed and supported in accordance with the Church of England Practice Guidance: Safer Recruitment (July 2016).
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