St Dunstan’s


Monks Risborough, Buckinghamshire, England

St Dunstan's

Safeguarding

Monks Risborough PCC Parish Safeguarding Policy



St. Dunstan's and St. Peter's, based on the message of the Gospel, opens its doors to everyone. The following policy was therefore agreed by its PCC members:


1.  We are committed to:



2.  We will carefully select and train all those with any responsibility within the Church, in line with safer recruitment principles, including the use of Disclosure and Barring Service criminal records checks. We will not normally allow anyone to work with young people unless the appropriate training has been completed.


3.   We will respond without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed, co-operating with the police and local authority in any investigation and we will have a clear reporting procedure in place.


4.   We will seek to work with anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with him or her an appropriate ministry of informed pastoral care.


5.   We will seek to challenge any abuse of power, especially by anyone in a position of trust.


6.   We will seek to offer pastoral care and support, including supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or vulnerable adult, or who may present a known risk to young people or vulnerable adults. The incumbent, PCC and Parish Safeguarding Officer will follow the procedures set out in the Safeguarding Handbook to ensure that appropriate arrangements are in place.


7.   In all these principles we will follow statute, guidance and recognised good practice.


8.   We will advise the Diocese which Registered Body we use to process applications for Disclosure and Barring Service criminal records checks.


9.   We will advise the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser if we receive a Disclosure which is 'blemished' or 'positive'.


10. We will review this policy annually, check that our policies are up to date, and supply a copy of the updated policy statement to the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser.



Signed  Parish Priest/Incumbent…………………………………………….


  Churchwarden ………………………………………………………


  Churchwarden ………………………………………………………


Date ……………………………


Return this form to: Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Church House Oxford, Langford Locks, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GF

Contact Details



Safeguarding Officer: Angeline Vere, Underhill, Peters Lane, Monks Risborough, HP27 0LQ

Telephone:  01844 343006   email: angeline.vere@btinternet.com


Team Vicar: Rev James Tomkins, The Rectory, Mill Lane, Monks Risborough, HP27 9JE

Telephone 01844 275944  email: jamestomkins@btinternet.com


Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor: Stuart Nimmo 01865 208290 or stuart.nimmo@oxford.anglican.org


Local Authority Social Services: 01296 383962 or 08009 997 677 (out of hours)


Helplines:


NSPCC 0808 8005000


Childline: 0800 1111


Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900


NAPAC: 0808 801 0331


Samaritans: 116 123


Family Lives: 0808 800 2222


National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247


Action On Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141



Revised April 2019