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Our Safeguarding Policy

Our safeguarding culture:

enables and encourage concerns to be raised and responded to openly and consistently and protects children and adults who may be vulnerable from actual or potential harm,

is child-friendly and ensures that all people feel welcomed, respected and safe from abuse,

values, listens to and respects children and adults who may be vulnerable, encouraging them to be active contributors to the church community encourages adults who may be vulnerable to lead as independent a life as possible.

In all recruitment and selection we will:

ensure careful selection of ordained and lay ministers, voluntary and paid workers with children and young people and adults in line with safer recruitment principles and checks,

provide supervision, support and training after appointment,

commit ourselves to support, resource train and regularly review those who undertake work amongst people who may be vulnerable.