Team Policy Statement for Safeguarding Adults who may be at Risk

 

 

 

THE PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL’S (PCC’S) OF

of ALL CANNINGS, BISHOPS CANNINGS & ETCHILHAMPTON, CHIRTON WITH PATNEY, MARDEN, STERT, URCHFONT, WILSFORD

(Otherwise known as THE CANNINGS & REDHORN TEAM)

 

The Cannings & Redhorn Team Policy Statement for Safeguarding Adults who may be at Risk

 

The following policy was adopted by each Parochial Church Council within the Benefice at various dates in 2019 and a Report was submitted by the Parish Safeguarding Representatives for each Parish’s Annual Parochial Church Meeting held in 2019.

 

§  As members of the PCC we commit our church community to the support, nurture, protection and safeguarding of all. We recognise that everyone has different levels of vulnerability and that all adults should be offered respect and given inclusion and empowerment within the church.

§  We are committed to adopt and implement a safeguarding policy for adults when they are vulnerable, accepting as a minimum, the Salisbury Diocese Framework for Safeguarding and Good Practice (August 2016). The parish will follow diocesan procedures and recommended good practice, while being responsive to local parish requirement.

§  We are committed to reviewing this policy statement annually, and as part of this to check that our parish safeguarding procedures, including DBS checks are up-to-date and relevant.

§  We will review and endorse all safeguarding policies annually, at the first meeting of the PCC following APCM, so that new members are aware of their responsibilities and confirm the existence of their parish policy on safeguarding adults when they are vulnerable.

§  We will undertake careful selection of all those who will work with vulnerable groups and appropriate support and opportunities for training. We will adhere to the Safer Recruitment Practice Guidance 2016 published by the National Safeguarding Team and approved by the House of Bishops.

§  We will respond without delay to every complaint made, that a vulnerable person for whom we have responsibility, may have been harmed.

§  This parish will cooperate fully with the statutory agencies in every situation and will not conduct their own investigations.

§  We will seek to offer informed pastoral care to any adult who has suffered abuse.

§  We will care for and supervise any member of our church community known to have offended.

§  The Parochial Church Council of this Team acknowledges its responsibility for all who work with young adults and adults who may be at risk of abuse that is done in the name of the Church. It requires all those engaged in such work to be properly appointed and supported in accordance with current good practice and guidelines as noted above.

 

We have appointed as our Parish Safeguarding Representatives:

 

Peter and Teresa Russ, Chapter House, Coate, SN10 3LA

Tel:  01380 860307 or 07980 236360

 

Paul Scarffe, Fullaway Farm, Stert, SN10 3HZ

Tel:  01380 722523