SAFEGUARDING

Our ethos is that Church should be a place where everyone can feel safe.  We therefore follow Church of England Safeguarding policy and practice.  

We believe that safeguarding is about caring for one another and looking out for one another - and each of us has a crucial role to play in that.  

This is a copy of our renewed Annual Safeguarding Statement, which following the recent appointment of Joanna Hollings as our new Parish Safeguarding Officer, was ratified by the PCC at its meeting on Monday 23rd November 2020:  

Parish Safeguarding Policy Statement

Parish of St Martin-in-Herne with St Peter’s Greenhill

This parochial church council has adopted the safeguarding policies and procedures of the Church of England. In particular we are committed to:

  • the safeguarding of all children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • carefully selecting and training paid and voluntary staff who might come into contact with children or vulnerable adults, using the Disclosure and Barring Service amongst other tools, to check their suitability
  • responding without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed
  • cooperating fully with the police, local authority and any other appropriate statutory body in any investigation
  • ministering appropriately to anyone, child or adult, who has experienced abuse
  • extending pastoral care to those known to have offended against children or vulnerable adults whilst ensuring that children and vulnerable adults are protected from them

We have appointed: Joanna Hollings (Tel: 07980 033579) as our Parish Safeguarding Officer.

Approved by the Parochial Church Council (PCC) on Monday November 23rd 2020

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(Parish Priest)

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(Church Warden(s))                                                          

Any child wishing to talk about a problem can contact Childline on 0800 1111

Any parent or carer wishing to talk about parenting problems can contact

Family Lives on 0808 800 2222

 

The Parish Safeguarding Officer is available to speak with adults or children

 




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