Safeguarding

 Safeguarding 

Safeguarding is Everyone’s responsibility. 

In an emergency, if you have a safeguarding concern about a child or vulnerable adult please act and call :

A child or adult in Norfolk 0344 800 8020

A child or adult in Suffolk: 0808 800 4005 

Or call the police on 999

(other contact details are at the bottom of this page) 

This policy was adopted by Pakefield Parish at the Parochial Church Council (PCC) meeting held on 26th January 2019.

It  will be displayed in a prominent position (both in our buildings and on our website), reviewed annually, and amended as necessary.

Policy on Safeguarding Children and Young People in the Church

  1. It is the responsibility of all church members to do their best to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional or spiritual abuse of children and young people, and to report abuse that is alleged or suspected.
  2. This church will observe Church of England guidelines with regard to Children and Young People. It will support and resource workers who are appointed by the PCC, and provide for them supervision as a way of maintaining good practice.
  3. Workers will be expected to undertake the Child Protection Training that is offered by the Diocese and they may be required to obtain a DBS disclosure and complete a Confidential Declaration before commencing their work.
  4. Responsibility for the appointment of workers shall rest with the PCC. 

Policy on Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults in the Church

  1. We recognise that everyone has different levels of vulnerability and that each of us may be regarded as vulnerable at some time in our lives. It is the responsibility of all church members to do their best to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional or spiritual abuse or neglect of adults who are vulnerable, and to report abuse that is alleged or suspected.
  2. This church will observe Church of England guidelines with regard to Vulnerable Adults. It will support and resource workers who are appointed by the PCC, and provide for them supervision as a way of maintaining good practice.
  3. Workers will be expected to undertake the Safeguarding Training that is offered by the Diocese and they may be required to obtain a DBS disclosure and complete a Confidential Declaration before commencing their work.
  4. Responsibility for the appointment of workers shall rest with the PCC. 

The Named Person appointed by the PCC to oversee the implementation of this policy and to represent the concerns and views of children and young people is contactable through this Website by using the Information Tab and Contact Us page and selecting Safeguarding as the person you wish to contact

Or further information and contact details regarding the Church of England’s or Diocese Safeguarding Team can be found here:

www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding

https://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/training/safeguarding