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Parish Safeguarding Policy Statement 2023

Parish of Plumpton with East Chiltington cum Novington

The following policy was agreed at the APCM meeting held on 23rd April 2023

– As members of this PCC we are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of all our members.

– We recognise that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

– We are committed to implementing all safeguarding policies and practice guidance issued by the House of Bishops.

– We will carefully select and train all those who work or volunteer in positions of trust. We will use the Disclosure and
Barring Service, among other tools, to check the background of each person.

– We will respond, without delay, to every concern made that a person for whom we are responsible may have been harmed.

– We will co-operate fully with statutory agencies during any investigation concerning a member of the church community.

– We will seek to ensure that anyone for whom we have pastoral responsibility who has suffered abuse is offered support that meets their needs.

– We will respond appropriately to those who have committed sexual offences who wish to join our fellowship, following House of Bishops’ guidance and the advice of the Safeguarding Team.

– We will review this policy annually and as part of this process will ensure that all our procedures, particularly in relation to the Disclosure and Barring Service, are up to date.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is

Name: Janice Doran  
Telephone: 01273 890211

Parish Priest: Rev Anne Dunlop
Churchwarden: Howard Wood

Download the Safeguarding Policy Statement here

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