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Safeguarding Policy was policy was adopted by the PCC on the 13 December 2017.  A full copy is displayed in Church.

It follows and is consistent with the Church of England House of Bishops' "Protecting All God's Children" 4th edition 2010, "Promoting a Safe Church" 2006 and Safer Recruitment Policy 2013 (Church of England and Methodist Church)

Each person who works with children and vulnerable adults will agree to abide by this policy.

It will be reviewed annually, accepted and written in the minutes of the PCC.

Introduction

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

This Policy and Procedure applies to all who have received the Bishop's Licence or Permission to work and all others who work with children and young people and vulnerable adults in our Parish/LEP/Benefice.

The term 'Parish' is used to denote the PCC and Incumbent who are together responsible for ensuring that safeguarding policies and procedures are implemented.

The PCC will:

1 Appoint a Designated Person to work with the Incumbent on safeguarding matters

2 Follow the Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy and Procedures

3 Report any abuse or suspected abuse if discovered.

4 Have adequate insurance cover in place

5 Ensure all those whose work brings them into regular contact with children and vulnerable adults are safely recruited, complete a Confidential Declaration Form and are subject to a criminal records disclosure.

Who to Contact if there is worry about a child or adult

CHILDREN (Children and Young People's Contact Centre)

Contact Number

All Areas and out of hours Option 1

Adult Care Team Option2

0300 126 1000

0300 126 1000

POLICE 24hrs

101

Childline

0800 1111

NSPCC Freephone National Helpline

0808 800 5000

For advice on all safeguarding issues including allegations or suspicions of abuse contact:

Beverley Huff DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING OFFICER 01733 887040 

bev.huff@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Helen Lines 01933 315864 

A copy of the full safeguarding policy is displayed in Church