Welcome to the Safeguarding Page of St John’s Church.
St John’s is deeply committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of all our members, in particular those most vulnerable. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and it is vital we all understand the policies and procedures that underpin our determination to keep children and adults at risk of harm, safe and secure in our church.
As a church, and a diocese, we have committed to implementing the policies and procedures as laid down by the Church of England. These documents are detailed below. There is also a printed copy in the Church office.
Please read these files especially if you have any involvement with children groups, or adult activities that may have a pastoral involvement with vulnerable adults.
In addition please note the Policy Statement on the Church porch.
These policies and procedures are reviewed annually.
Please contact Vivien Herbert (07725692477) or Hazel Lamb (07747 604 415) if you have any questions about Safeguarding at St John’s Church.
Thank you.Vivien and Hazel
Safeguarding representatives at St John’s Church BBH
List of policies:
The Church of England Parish Safeguarding Handbook
This handbook, published by the Safeguarding unit of the Church of England, brings together in one place the Safeguarding responsibilities for parishes as outlined in the ‘House of Bishops ‘Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance‘. It has been designed to support day to day work of all parishes in relation to safeguarding and to support all those who have a key role to play with children, young people and adults who may be at risk of harm.