Chaplaincy Safeguarding Policy Statement 

 

In accordance with the Diocese in Europe’s Safeguarding Policy, the Council of St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church Dinard is committed to: 

 

  • Promoting a safer environment and culture. 

  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church. 

  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation. 

  • Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons. 

  • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons. 

  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others. 

 

The Chaplaincy will:

 

  • Endeavour to create a safe and caring place for all. 

  • Have a named local Safeguarding Officer to work with the Chaplain and the Chaplaincy Council to implement policy and procedures. 

  • Safely recruit, train and support all those with any responsibility for children, young people and adults to have the confidence and skills to recognise and respond to abuse. 

  • Where possible, ensure that there is appropriate insurance cover for all activities involving children and adults undertaken in the name of the chaplaincy. 

  • Display in church premises and on the chaplaincy website the details of who to contact if there are safeguarding concerns or support needs.

  • Listen to and take seriously all those who disclose abuse. 

  • Take steps to protect children and adults when a safeguarding concern of any kind arises, following House of Bishops’ guidance, including notifying the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) and local child and/or adult services immediately.

  • Offer support to victims/survivors of abuse regardless of the type of abuse, when or where it occurred. 

  • Care for and monitor any member of the church community who may pose a risk to children and adults whilst maintaining appropriate confidentiality and the safety of all parties. 

  • Review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, procedures and practices at least annually