We are committed to high standards in the safeguarding and care of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Promoting a safer church
Everyone matters to God. We want to do all we can to make sure everyone is safe at our church.
The PCC of Saint John's has adopted the Safeguarding Policy Statement of the Church of England that was agreed and published by the House of Bishops in 2017.
The policy makes six overarching policy commitments:
Promoting a safer environment and culture.
Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the Church
Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons
Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons
Responding to those that may pose a present risk to other
For more information on safeguarding see the Parish Handbook.
Saint John's has adopted the following policies:
Promoting a Safer Church (The House of Bishops' policy statement, 2017)
Protecting All God's Children (The Church of England's safeguarding policy for children and young people, 4th edition, 2010)
Promoting a Safe Church (The Church of England's safeguarding policy for adults, 2006)