Sunday, 20 May 2018

Safeguarding Policy

SAFEGUARDING
If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, 

please speak to our Parish Safeguarding Representative, 
Val Chew, on 01364 643968.

Alternatively, you can make contact with the Exeter Diocesan Safeguarding Team at
https://exeter.anglican.org/resources/safeguarding/safeguarding-team/
If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11

The Church of England safeguarding policy statement is based on five foundations and offers six overarching policy commitments: 
• 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. 

This policy applies to all Church Bodies* and Church Officers†. 

Full understanding of, and adherence to, this policy should lead to a deepening in the understanding of, and respect for, the rights of children, young people and vulnerable adults as people of faith in the life of the Church.

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