Safeguarding Policy

DIOCESE OF CANTERBURY
Parish Safeguarding Policy Statement

Parish of  All Saints Lydd, with St Peter’s Greatstone

This parochial church council has adopted the safeguarding policies and procedures of the Church of England, in particular we are committed to:

• the safeguarding of all children, young people and vulnerable adults

• carefully selecting and training paid and voluntary staff who might come into contact with children or vulnerable adults, using the Disclosure and Barring Service amongst other tools, to check their suitability

• responding without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed

• cooperating fully with the police, local authority and any other statutory body in any investigation

• ministering appropriately to anyone, child or adult, who has experienced abuse

• extending pastoral care to those known to have offended against children or vulnerable adults whilst ensuring that children and vulnerable adults are protected from them

We have appointed     Mrs Pat Carter
of   34 Poplar Lane, Lydd, TN29 9LA    Tel:    01797 320108
as the Parish Safeguarding Coordinator
and Deputy Coordinator    Mrs Tricia McCarthy
of   33a Albert Road Greatstone TN28 8SJ  Tel:   01797 363002

Approved by the Parochial Church Council on   23rd May 2018

(Church Wardens)                

Any child wishing to talk about a problem can contact Childline on 0800 111
Any parent or carer wishing to talk about parenting problems can contact Family Lives on 0808 800 2222
The Parish Safeguarding Coordinators are available to speak with adults or children.