Safeguarding Policy

Parish Safeguarding Policy Statement

The Wantsum Benefice: Chislet, Minster, Monkton & St Nicholas-at-Wade

The Benefice parochial church councils have 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          Mrs Sally Willins                      Mrs Fran Kimmons

Tel:                                              01843 822428                           01843 823152

as the Parish Safeguarding Coordinators.

 

This policy is reviewed and renewed annually in May of each year and displayed in the church.                

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 Coordinators are available to speak with adults or children.