CRANFORD PCC STATEMENT OF SAFEGUARDING POLICY
The following policy was agreed at the
Parochial Church Council (PCC) meeting held on 26th
In accordance with the House of Bishops’ Policy Statements ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ (2017) and ‘Protecting
All God’s Children’ (2010) and the Diocesan
Safeguarding Policy ‘Promoting a Safer
Diocese’ (2018) our church is committed to:
Promoting a safer
environment and culture.
and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young
people and vulnerable adults within the church.
promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.
for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons.
for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other
those that may pose a present risk to others.
The Parish will:
Create a safe and
caring place for all.
Have a named Church
Safeguarding Officer (CSO) to work with the incumbent and the PCC to implement
policy and procedures.
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
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
health and safety policy, procedures and risk assessments are in place and that
these are reviewed annually.
implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practices at least
Each person who works within this church community will agree to
abide by this policy and the guidelines established by this church.
This church appoints Lyn Streather as
the Church Safeguarding Officer
Incumbent: Fr Michael Gill
Churchwardens: Mrs Julie Cronin and Mr
Date: 26th May 2019
This policy will be reviewed at a PCC
following the APCM in 2020.
Fr Michael Gill SSCL 020 8897 8836
Lyn Streather is our Church
Safeguarding Officer (CSO) and Children’s Champion:020 8564 8491 or 07976 251877
Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers:
020 7932 1224
CCPAS 24 hour helpline: 0303 003 1111
Family Lives: 0808 800 222 (Previously
Parentline)/Childline: 0800 1111