PARISH CHURCH

SAFEGUARDING POLICY STATEMENT 2019

This parish church (part of the Winsmoor Benefice) has formally adopted the Church of England House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy, “Promoting a safer church” which can be found in full by opening either of these links - 

 

winsmoor blogspot

churchofengland.org

Summary of the Policy

● We are committed to respectful pastoral ministry to all adults within our church community.
● We are committed, within our church community, to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable people.
● We will carefully select and train all those with any pastoral responsibility within the Church, including the use of Criminal Records Bureau disclosures where legal or appropriate.
● We will respond without delay to any complaint made that an adult for whom we were responsible has been harmed, cooperating with police and the local authority in any investigation.
● We will seek to offer informed pastoral care to anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with them an appropriate healing ministry.
● We will challenge any abuse of power by anyone in a position of trust.
● We will care for and supervise any member of our church community known to have offended against a vulnerable person.


Who to Contact

Benefice Safeguarding Officer: Mrs Ann Kent - 01460 55504 - r.kent1@btinternet.com

Diocesan Safeguarding Officer: Mrs Glenys Armstrong - 01749 685135 - glenys.armstrong@bathwells.anglican.org

Rector: Rev’d Geoff Wade - 01460 240228 - gw@winsmor.plus.com

 

Geographic coordinates:
Latitude: 50.91° N
Longitude: 2.89° W
Elevation: 210 ft / 64 m

Dowlish Wake   Ilminster   Somerset

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