Policy Statement on Children, Young People, Vulnerable Adults and Holy Trinity Church 2016
This statement was agreed at the PCC meeting held on: 11th February 2016
It will be read out to at least one PCC meeting each year, where progress in implementing it will be monitored.
As members of this church, we commit ourselves to the nurturing, protection and safekeeping of all, especially children, young people and vulnerable adults.
It is the responsibility of each one of us to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional and spiritual abuse of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to report any abuse discovered or suspected
We recognise that our work with children, young people and vulnerable adults is the responsibility of the whole church.
Our church is committed to supporting, resourcing and training those who work with children, young people and vulnerable adults and to providing supervision.
Our church is committed to following the guidelines and procedures published by the Diocese.
The parish will adopt good practice guidelines.
Each worker with children, young people and vulnerable adults must know the guidelines and undertake to follow them. Each shall be given a copy of the Parish’s agreed procedures and Good Practice guidelines. As part of our commitment to children, young people and vulnerable adults, the PCC has appointed Wendy Skilling to be the Child Protection Coordinator and John Hunt to be the Vulnerable Adults Coordinator.
Children, young people and vulnerable adults are an important part of our Church today.
They have much to give as well as to receive.
We will listen to them.
As we nurture them in worship, learning, and in community life, we will respect the wishes and feelings of children, young people and vulnerable adult.
Holy Trinity, Warrington takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England’s robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding
If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues on a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at http://www.liverpool.anglican.org/safeguarding”