SAFEGUARDING

 

In accordance with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy, each church in 

our parish is committed to:

 ·         Promoting a safer environment and culture.

·         Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to

          children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church.

·         Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.

·         Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons.

·         Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations 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 Coordinator 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 activities 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 notifying the           Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) and statutory agencies immediately.

·         Offer support to victims/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 confidentiality and              the safety of all parties.

·         Ensure that health and safety policy, procedures and risk assessments are in           place and that these are reviewed annually.

·         Review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and                    Practices 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 parish appointed Moira Wilson as the Parish Safeguarding Coordinator

IF YOU ARE CONCERNED

that someone you know is at risk of, or is being, abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Advisor or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.

Local contacts available to speak to if you have any concerns:

Moira Wilson

Safeguarding Coordinator

07854 536949

moira.watt@hotmail.com

Revd Roger Farnworth

Team Rector

0161 330 2771

rogerfarnworth@aol.com

Abbey Clephane-Wilson

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

0161 828 1451

abbeyclephane-wilson@manchester.anglican.org

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