We are committed to the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults within our care. All our staff, members & volunteers are expected to promote a positive attitude, valuing all individuals equally and treating everyone with respect in an environment where bullying, racism or sexism is not acceptable.
In our church community we will:
Treat all children, young people and vulnerable adults with respect and dignity
Ensure that everyone's welfare and safety is our top priority at all times
Always act in a professional way and not accept bullying
Liaise openly with parents and carers
Only use physical contact if absolutely necessary
Avoid being alone with children and young people at all times
Listen to, and act upon, any disclosures/allegations/concerns of abuse against children, young people or vulnerable adults
Attend appropriate Safeguarding Training
Make activities fun and enjoyable
Follow the safer recruitment process of the diocese to ensure all volunteers and paid staff are approved and adequately trained
Details of our full policy are available on request.
St John's Church Parish Safeguarding Officer is Lyn Spall.
• If you have a question about something that you have seen/ heard/ feel about something
• If you would like support and guidance as part of the recruitment process for volunteer roles in the church (including DBS checks)
• If you are concerned about someone or yourself
• If you have a concern that you wish to report, please contact
Further contact details for reporting concerns to the Diocese, together with details of safeguarding support, resources and training, can be found on the Diocesan Safeguarding pages.