Parish Safeguarding

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As members of the PCC we commit our church community to the support, nurture, protection and safeguarding of all, especially the young and vulnerable. We recognise that our work with children, young people and vulnerable adults is the responsibility of the whole church community. We are fully committed to acting within current legislation, guidance, national frameworks and the Diocese of Derby Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practice 2016. 

We will also act in an open, transparent and accountable way in working in partnership with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Children and Adult Social Care Services, the Police, Probation Services and other agencies to safeguard children and vulnerable adults. We welcome staff and volunteers who are recruited in accordance with House of Bishops’ Guidelines on Safer Recruitment 2015. This means we will ensure that those who are employed or who volunteer to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults are suitable for the role, that they know what the role entails and that they are supported in carrying it out.

We are committed to: 

  • The care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with, all children, young people and all adults;

  • The safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and all adults; 

  • The establishing of safe, caring community which provides a loving environment where victims of abuse can report or disclose abuse and where they can find support and best practice that contributes to the prevention of abuse.

To this end: We will seek to offer informed pastoral care and support to anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with them an appropriate ministry that recognises the importance of understanding the needs of those who have been abused, including their feelings of alienation and/or isolation. 

We will seek to protect survivors of abuse from the possibility of further harm and abuse. We will seek to challenge any abuse of power, especially by anyone in a position of respect and responsibility, where they are trusted by others. We will seek to offer pastoral care and support, including supervision, and referral to the appropriate authorities, to any member of our Church community known to have offended against a child, young person or adult who is vulnerable. 

In all these principles we will follow legislation, guidance and recognised good practice. All which state that “Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.”


Understanding more about safeguarding

Parish Safeguarding Policy

Parish Safeguarding Handbook

Flowchart of action if you suspect abuse

Please find attached a copy of our privacy policy


Diocese of Derby Safeguarding information

Accompanying Church of England policies


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