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Safeguarding policy

This statement was adopted by the Church of St Thomas the Martyr at a St Thomas’ Action Group (equivalent of PCC) meeting held on 24.7.2016

 

Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness. We see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. Among other things this implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.

As members of this Church we commit ourselves to care for one another safely. We recognize that everyone has different levels of vulnerability and that each of us may be regarded as at risk at some time in our lives.

We commit ourselves to:

  • the Safeguarding of people who may be at risk, ensuring their well-being in the life of this church.
  • promoting safe practice by those in positions of trust.
  • promoting the inclusion and empowerment of people who may be at risk.
  • recruit safely following the recognised procedures
  • supporting, resourcing, training and regularly reviewing those who undertake work with children/young people and adults who might be at risk.

It is the responsibility of each of us to prevent physical, emotional, sexual, financial and spiritual abuse. We will report any abuse that we discover or suspect.

We agree to work within the guidelines of the Church of England and the Diocese.

Each person who works within this church community will agree to abide by this policy and the guidelines established by this church.

This church appoints Mary Swindells as the Church Safeguarding Officer and as the DBS Administrator.

 

This policy is reviewed each year by the St Thomas’ Action Group and re-affirmed at the Annual Meeting

 

Incumbent ...Revd Catherine Lack...............................................................

Wardens ....Mary Swindells                  Janet Allison

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Date:  24.7.2016

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Church of St Thomas the Martyr, St Mary’s Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7PF Tel: 0191 261 2284 • www.sttomsnewcastle.org.uk

 


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