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Safeguarding

The Hempnall Group of Parishes

  

OUR SAFEGUARDING POLICIES

Policy on Safeguarding Children and Young People in the Church

The Hempnall Group of Parishes commit themselves to the safeguarding of children and young people in the church.

1.  It is the responsibility of all church members to do their best to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional or spiritual abuse of children and young people, and to report abuse that is alleged or suspected.

2.  This church will observe Church of England guidelines with regard to Children and Young People. It will support and resource workers who are appointed by the PCC, and provide for them supervision as a way of maintaining good practice.

3.  Workers will be expected to undertake the Child Protection Training that is offered by the Diocese and they may be required to obtain a DBS disclosure and complete a Confidential Declaration before commencing their work.

4.  Responsibility for the appointment of workers shall rest with the PCC. 

The Named Person for the safeguarding of children and young people in the church is Lorraine Zima Contact on 01508 498289.

 

Policy Statement on Vulnerable Adults in the Church

 

The Hempnall Group of Parishes commit themselves to the protection and safe keeping of vulnerable adults.

1. We recognise that everyone has different levels of vulnerability and that each of us may be regarded as vulnerable at some time in our lives. It is the responsibility of all church members to do their best to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional or spiritual abuse or neglect of adults who are vulnerable, and to report abuse that is alleged or suspected.

2. The Group will observe Church of England guidelines with regard to Vulnerable Adults. It will support and resource workers who are appointed by the PCC, and provide for them supervision as a way of maintaining good practice.

3. Workers will be expected to undertake the Safeguarding Training that is offered by the Diocese and they may be required to obtain a DBS disclosure and complete a Confidential Declaration before commencing their work.

4. Responsibility for the appointment of workers shall rest with the PCC.

The Named Person for the protection of vulnerable adults is Lorraine Zima Contact on 01508 498289.

Link to the Diocesan Safeguarding web pages at: https//www.diocesofnorwich.org/training/safeguarding - this page has the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor's contact details

of how anyone can report a concern.

These policies were agreed at our PCC meetings and adopted by The Hempnall Group in June 2019.