SAFEGUARDING POLICY
THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS
by the
Parochial Church Councils of Great and Little Gransden


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. 

We commit ourselves to the safeguarding of people who may be vulnerable, ensuring their well-being in the life of the church.

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 commit ourselves to promoting safe practice by those in a position of trust.
 
3.   We recognise our responsibility to always respond to and 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.

4.   We commit to the safe recruitment and appointment of leaders and workers to whom responsibility is delegated for working with children and/or vulnerable adults.

5.   All church groups will have appropriate levels of leadership and supervision.

6.   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 given access to appropriate safeguarding training.

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.    This policy is reviewed at least annually.

Phillip George    -  Safeguarding co-ordinator   01767 677553

Signed:  
Rev’d Catharine Furlong                                 01767 677227                 
Priest in Charge          
November 2017                   

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






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