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The Parishes of Sawtry, Glatton and Holme with Conington

Parish Safeguarding Policy 2023-2024

Each parish must have a safeguarding policy, which should be displayed clearly in the church, on any website or and any other public church premises.  

The safeguarding policy states our commitment to the safeguarding of our vulnerable people. The welfare of any person who feels vulnerable – child or adult - must always be held paramount, no matter how uncomfortable that may be because only in that way can we create a church that is safer for everyone

This policy statement on safeguarding children and adults in the Church was adopted by

The Parish of All Saints, Sawtry, The Parish of St Nicolas, Glatton and The Parish of St Giles, Holme.

This policy was agreed at the Benefice Parochial Church Council meeting held on 04/02/2023

The Parochial Church Council listed above recognises the need to safeguard the children, young people and adults in our care and guard against the possibility of any form of abuse of children, young people and adults by persons who may be acting in the name of our parish. We aim to create a safe environment for the nurture and development of children, young people and adults, in order for them to feel valued and confident to ask for support and help. We will create policies and procedures that uphold the importance of our responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children, young people and adults entrusted to our care. A Parish Safeguarding Officer will be appointed to ensure the implementation of this policy.

The PCC appoints Cheryll Elmer to represent the concerns and views of vulnerable people at our meetings and to outside bodies as the Parish Safeguarding Officer.

The PCC appoints Cheryll Elmer and George (Alex) Dyball as a Parish ID Checker to process online Disclosure and Barring Service applications

Date 04/02/2023

This policy will be reviewed by the Safeguarding Officer and be presented to the PCC no later than one year from the agreement date of this policy.

 * A ‘Church Officer’ is anyone appointed by or on behalf of the Church to a post or role, whether they are ordained or lay, paid or unpaid. The parish should provide details of how the above policy statements will be implemented in the parish.