We recognise that safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.
We are committed to implementing all safeguarding policies and practice
guidelines issued by the House of Bishops.
We will carefully select and train all those who work or volunteer in positions
of trust. We will use the Disclosure and Barring Service, amongst other tools to
check the background of each person.
We will respond, without delay, to every concern made that a person for whom we
are responsible may have been harmed.
We will co-operate fully with statutory agencies during any investigation
concerning a member of the church community.
We will ensure that anyone for whom we have pastoral responsibility who has
suffered abuse is offered support that meets their needs.
We will respond appropriately to those who have committed sexual offences who
wish to join our fellowship, following House of Bishop's guidance and the advice
of teh Safehuarding Team.
We will review this policy annually and as part of this process will ensure that
all our procedures, particularly in relation to the Disclosure and Barring
Service, are up to date.