St. Margaret's Church, Lowestoft

Safeguarding Policy Vulnerable Adults in the Church 2021


Policy on Safeguarding

Vulnerable Adults in the Church

This policy was adopted by St. Margaret’s, Lowestoft (Parish) at the Parochial Church Council meeting held in May 2021.  It will be displayed in a prominent position, reviewed annually, and amended as necessary.

  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 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 vulnerable adults is

Mrs Pam Shaw


Tel.  01493 444558

Signed by :-

Previously Named Person:     J Pollard                                      

Incumbent :  M. Asquith

Churchwardens:  A. Sparkes, P. Shaw

Date:  May 5th 2021

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