As the Leadership (Vicar, Wardens and PCCs of St George’s and St Paul’s) we recognise the need to provide a safe and caring environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults. We acknowledge that children, young people and vulnerable adults can be the victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and neglect.
As a Leadership we have therefore adopted the procedures set out in this safeguarding policy in accordance with statutory guidance and guidance form the Church of England. We are committed to build constructive links with statutory and voluntary agencies involved in safeguarding.
Our safeguarding policy and practice guidelines are based on and prepared in conjunction with the guidelines issued by the Diocese of Exeter.
The Leadership undertakes to:
- endorse and follow all national and local safeguarding legislation and procedures, in addition to the international conventions outlined above.
- provide on-going safeguarding training for all its workers and will annually review the operational guidelines attached.
- support the Parish Safeguarding Representatives in their work and in any action they may need to take in order to protect children and vulnerable adults.
The Leadership recognises that this safeguarding policy is just one means of promoting safeguarding. Good communication is essential in promoting safeguarding, both to those we wish to protect, to everyone involved in working with children and vulnerable adults and to all those with whom we work in partnership.
If you have any safeguarding concerns, please speak directly to one of our safeguarding officers: Sheila Hannallah, Verity Yeates, Jenny Tower or Charles Harrison.
Parish Safeguarding Lead -
Jenny Tower 07969 379 321
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Charles Pitman 01392 345909