SAFEGUARDING POLICY
THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS

The Parish Churches of St.Bartholomew Great Gransden and St Peter & St Paul Little Gransden
acknowledge their duty of care to vulnerable people under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups
Act 2006.

It is the responsibility of the Parochial Church Councils and those to whom they delegate
responsibility for this work to protect children (under 18 years of age) and vulnerable adults
from physical, emotional, or sexual harm.  Using information and guidance provided by the Diocese
of Ely we have agreed that the following principles will be observed. 

1.   In fulfilling our responsibilities in safeguarding, we will seek to create a culture of
      "informed vigilance” where the welfare of vulnerable people is paramount.

2.   We will report any obvious or suspected cases of abuse to the relevant statutory authorities.
      In the case of this occurring we will act in a way which we believe to be in the person’s best
      interest.
 
3.   We will follow recommended safeguarding practice in the appointment of leaders and workers
      to whom responsibility is delegated for working with children and / or vulnerable adults. 

4.   All groups will have appropriate levels of leadership and supervision.

5.   All leaders and workers in positions of responsibility working regularly or substantially with
      children and / or vulnerable adults on behalf of the parishes will be recruited
      using recommended safeguarding procedures. They will be given:
  • A copy of this policy
  • Written advice about what to do if abuse is discovered, disclosed or suspected.
6.    This policy is reviewed at least annually.

       Contacts

       Phillip George    -  Safeguarding co-ordinator                            01767 677553

       Teresa Miller      -  Sunday School Teacher                                01767 677860

       Sheila George    -  Authorised Lay Minister (Music)                     01767 677553

       Sheila George    -  Tower Captain, Great Gransden Bell Ringers   01767 677553

       Rachel Fogg      -   Churchwarden Great Gransden                    01767 677995

       Nick Wareham   - Churchwarden Little Gransden                       01767 677555

Signed  
Rev’d Catharine Furlong                      
Priest in Charge          
November 2016                     

CHILDLINE TELEPHONE: 0800 1111
http://www.childline.org.uk/






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