The Parish has a ‘Duty of Care’ to take steps to fulfil its obligations to ensure that children and young people in its care do not come to harm.
To exercise a ‘Duty of Care’, the parish should adopt both a Policy and Procedures in relation to the protection of children and young people attending activities authorised by the parish. A Policy is a declaration of principle and intent. Procedures give substance to the Policy.
Please click on this link Safeguarding Children Policy and procedures document
to download your copy of the current Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures
Child Protection Co-ordinator
The PCC should appoint a Child Protection Co-ordinator to assist it in fulfilling its ‘Duty of Care’, click here to access role description for child protection co-ordinator
Appointment of Volunteers
The PCC and Incumbent should follow the recruitment process guidelines which are set out in the recruitment section of this web site.
Forms for use during the recruitment process can be downloaded from the recruitment of volunteers/paid workers and DBS section of the website.
The diocese has now produced a flow chart to help you if you need to refer or disclose any incidents of any abuse or if you suspect abuse is taking place.
Click here to download the Child Abuse Referral Flow Chart