Safeguarding and Protection Policy

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St. Luke’s Church is committed to providing an environment where the safety and well- being of all is promoted, especially that of children, young people and vulnerable adults so that each individual is able to worship and pursue his/her faith journey.

All church workers in any pastoral ministry will be recruited with care including the use of the Disclosure and Barring service formerly known as the Criminal Records Bureau. Diocesan guidelines will be consulted and followed to ensure that appropriate recruitment, training and resourcing is provided for effective ministry.

As the PCC is responsible for the maintenance and monitoring of good practice in relation to safeguarding and protection procedures, the policy and its implementation will be reviewed annually with the Child Protection Officer.

The policy acknowledges:

  • that it is the responsibility of each church member to prevent the physical, sexual and emotional abuse of children and young people and to report any abuse discovered or suspected.
  • that church is committed to following the guidelines and procedures published by the Diocese
  • the parish will adopt such good practice guidelines as may be issued periodically by the diocese Child Protection Advisory Group

Policy adopted by the Church Hulme Parochial Church Council: 7th Jan 2013