Safeguarding Policy for Adults 2017 

Parish of Holy Cross, Sarratt in the Church of England Diocese of St Albans
This Policy was agreed at the Parochial Church Council  Meeting held on Wednesday 15 February 2017

  • We recognise that everyone has different levels of vulnerability and that all adults should be offered respect and given inclusion and empowerment within  the Church.
  • We are committed to implementing a safeguarding policy for adults when they are vulnerable accepting the Church of England Policy on Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (Promoting a Safe Church 2006) and be responsive to local parish requirements.
  • We will review and endorse all safeguarding policies annually so that all members are aware of their responsibilities.
  • We  will carefully select those working with vulnerable groups and these workers will be given appropriate support and opportunities for training.
  • We will respond without delay to every complaint made that a vulnerable adult for whom we are responsible may have been harmed.
  • This  Parish will co-­-operate fully with the statutory agencies in every situation and will not conduct its own investigations.
  • We will seek to offer informed pastoral care to any adult who has suffered abuse.
  • We will care for and supervise any member of our church community known to have offended in a manner which could affect adults who are vulnerable.
  • The PCC acknowledges its responsibility for all work with vulnerable people done in the name of the Church and requires all those engaged in such work to be properly appointed and supported in  accordance with the Church of England Practice Guidance: Safer Recruitment (July 2016).

We have appointed as our Parish Safeguarding Adults Co-­-ordinator Yvonne Collette

Tel. 01923 261076
Mobile 07542 787353

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Yvonne Collette, 18/07/2017