For the purposes of this review
A church officer is:
anyone appointed or elected by or on behalf of the church to an office, post or role, whether they are ordained or lay, paid or unpaid. This includes all clergy, including retired clergy and those with PTO, readers, and all lay parish employees and volunteers.
A vulnerable adult is:
a person aged18 or over whose ability to protect themselves from violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation is significantly impaired through physical or mental disability or illness, old age, emotional fragility or distress, or otherwise and for that purpose, the reference to being impaired is to being temporarily or indefinitely impaired
A child is
: Anyone under the age of 18