Safeguarding

Policy Statement on Children, Young People and the Parish of Christ Church, Chadderton

This statement was adopted by Christ Church, Chadderton Parish at a Parochial Church Council meeting held on 3rd December 2018

  • As members of the parish, we commit ourselves to the nurturing, protection and safekeeping of all, especially children and young people
  • It is the responsibility of each one of us to prevent the physical, sexual and emotional abuse of children and young people and to report any abuse discovered or suspected
  • We recognise that our work with children and young people is the responsibility of the whole church
  • Our parish is committed to supporting, resourcing and training those who work with children and young people and to providing supervision
  • Our parish is committed to following the policy and procedures published by the Diocese
  • The parish adopts the guidelines of the Church of England and the Diocese
  • Each worker with children and young people must undertake Diocesan Safeguarding training, know the guidelines and undertake to follow them. Each shall be given access to the Parish’s agreed procedures and good practice guidelines.
  • As part of our commitment to children and young people, the PCC has appointed a Parish Safeguarding Group which consists of Anne Elliott, Kim Wrigley and Carol Harper as at the date of this policy
  • Children and young people are an important part of our church today
  • They have much to give as well as to receive
  • We will listen to them
  • As we nurture them in worship, learning and in community life, we will respect the wishes and feelings of children and young people

Policy on the Safeguarding of Adults in the Church

This statement was adopted by Christ Church, Chadderton Parish at a Parochial Church Council meeting held on  3rd December 2018

  • We recognise that everyone has different levels of vulnerability and that each of us may be regarded as vulnerable at some time in our lives.
  • As members of the parish we commit ourselves to respectful pastoral care for all adults to whom we minister.
  • We commit ourselves to the safeguarding of people who may be vulnerable, ensuring their well-being in the life of this church.
  • We commit ourselves to promoting safe practice by those in positions of trust.
  • The parish commits itself to promoting the inclusion and empowerment of people who may be vulnerable.
  • It is the responsibility of each of us to prevent the physical, emotional, sexual, financial and spiritual abuse of vulnerable people and to report any such abuse that we discover or suspect.
  • We undertake to exercise proper care in the appointment and selection of those who will work with people who may be vulnerable.
  • The parish is committed to supporting, resourcing, training and regularly reviewing those who undertake work amongst people who may be vulnerable.
  • The parish adopts the guidelines of the Church of England and the Diocese.
  • Each person who works with vulnerable people will agree to abide by these recommendations and the guidelines established by this church.
  • As part of our commitment to children and young people, the PCC has appointed a Parish Safeguarding Group which consists of Anne Elliott, Kim Wrigley and Carol Harper as at the date of this policy

These policies will be reviewed each year to monitor the progress which has been achieved.
Date: 3rd December 2018