Safeguarding

Safeguarding

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy The PCC of this Church agreed and adopted the following Policy on Safeguarding and Child Protection at a meeting held on  

In accordance with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy our church is committed to:  

 

  • Promoting a safer environment and culture. 

  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church. 

  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation. 

  • Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons. 

  • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons. 

  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others. 

 

The Parish will:   

  • Create a safe and caring place for all. 

  • Have a named Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) to work with the incumbent and the PCC to implement policy and procedures. 

  • Safely recruit, 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 front page of 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 Team and statutory agencies immediately. 

  • Offer support to victims/survivors of abuse regardless of the type of abuse, when or where it occurred. 

  • 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 parties.  

  • Ensure that health and safety policy, procedures and risk assessments are in place and that these are reviewed annually. 

  • Inform the Diocesan Safeguarding Team if we use an alternative DBS Umbrella Body to APCS and if we receive any DBS Disclosures that are not clear. 

  • Review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practices at least annually. 

 

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 Mrs Fay Rasmussen as the Parish Safeguarding Officer.  

Incumbent ..............................................................................Rev Rosamunde Roberts. 

Churchwardens .......................................................................Mr David Rasmussen 

Date:……………………………………. 

 

Please send a copy of your Safeguarding Policy to: safeguarding@oxford.anglican.org or Diocese of Oxford Safeguarding Team, Church House Oxford, Langford Locks, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 1GF 

We are located at:

 

Padbury Church

Church Lane

Padbury

Buckingham

MK18 2AJ

If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:

 

01280 813162

lenborough.vicar@gmail.com

 

Or use our contact form.

Safeguarding

Safeguarding

This parish is committed to the  safeguarding, care and nurture of children and people of all ages in our church community. The Parish Safeguarding Policy and further information can be found on our Safeguarding Page here (link to page)

Please visit the Diocesan Safeguarding website for more information

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Parish Council Website

 

Further information about Padbury can be found on the Parish Council website:

 

https://padburyparishcouncil.com/

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