SAFEGUARDING POLICY

July 27th, 2019 by admin-su

Statement of Safeguarding Policy

 
At the PCC meeting held on 18th July 2019 the PCC of the Parish of Westborough in Guildford adopted the Church Of England “Promoting a Safer Church” Policy Statement, national policies and Practice Guidance of the House of Bishops and supporting diocesan safeguarding protocols.
“Promoting a Safer Church” sets out the Church of England’s commitment to making the church a safer place for all. The Policies and Practice Guidance applies to all Church bodies and officers and under new legislation all authorised clergy, bishops, archdeacons licensed readers and lay workers, church wardens and PCCs must have due regard to safeguarding guidance issued by the House of Bishops.
The Policy Statement, Policies, Guidance and Protocols are available to view on the diocesan website at www.cofeguildford.org.uk/safeguardingpolicy. They comprise:
Guidance for Parish Implementation of Safeguarding Policy (PDF)
National Policies: Promoting a Safer Church Policy Statement 2017; Protecting All God’s Children 2010; Promoting a Safe Church 2006; Responding to, assessing and managing safeguarding concerns or allegations against Church Officers 2017; ‘Roles and Responsibilities of Church Office Holders and Bodies Practice Guidance 2017’
Current National Practice Guidance documents: Learning and Development 201; Responding Well 2011; Responding Well to Domestic Abuse 2017; Safer Recruitment 2016; Safeguarding in Religious Communities 2015; Dignity at Work 2008; Bell Ringing Safeguarding Protocols 2015; Safeguarding Records Retention 2016; Safeguarding Records Joint Practice Guidance for the Church of England 2015; Responding to, assessing and managing safeguarding concerns or allegations against Church Officers 2017; Introduction to the new Responding Guidance 2017; Responding to, assessing and managing safeguarding concerns or allegations against Church Officers 2017 – Appendices; Key Roles and Responsibilities of Church Office Holders and Bodies Practice Guidance 2017 Introduction to the new Roles and Responsibilities Guidance 2017; Key Roles and Responsibilities of Church Office Holders and Bodies Practice Guidance 2017 – Appendices

As a PCC we are committed to the support, nurture and protection of all in our church community.
Our Parish Safeguarding Representative for St Francis is: Eike Ndiweni-Müller
E-mail – Eike.Ndiweni@gmail.com Phone Number – 07764 785600
Our Parish Safeguarding Representative for St Clare’s is: Julia McShane
E-mail – julia.mcshane@ntlworld.com Phone Number – 01483 837736
Our PCC Designated Safeguarding Lead (if Parish Safeguarding Representative not on PCC) is: Eike Ndiweni-Müller

Signed……Stefanie Hodges …………………………………………… Incumbent;
Date 22.10.2019

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is:
Ian Berry E-mail ian.berry@cofeguildford.org.uk Phone 07544 566850