Safeguarding Policy

Policy on the Safeguarding of Children and Adults in the Church

This statement has been adopted by the Parish of All Saints’ Cheadle Hulme

This policy will be reviewed each year to monitor the progress which has been achieved.

1. We recognize that everyone has different levels of vulnerability and that each of us may be regarded as vulnerable at some time in our lives.

2. As members of this parish we commit ourselves to respectful pastoral care for all children and adults to whom we minister.

3. We commit ourselves to the safeguarding of people who may be vulnerable, ensuring their well-being in the life of this church.

4. We commit ourselves to promoting safe practice by those in positions of trust.

5. The parish commits itself to promoting the inclusion and empowerment of people who may be vulnerable.

6. It is the responsibility of each of us to prevent the physical, emotional, sexual, financial and spiritual abuse of vulnerable people and to report any such abuse that we discover or suspect.

7. We undertake to exercise proper care in the appointment and selection of those who will work with people who may be vulnerable.

8. The parish is committed to supporting, resourcing, training and regularly reviewing those who undertake work amongst people who may be vulnerable.

9. The parish adopts the guidelines of the Church of England and the Diocese.

10. Each person who works with vulnerable people will agree to abide by these recommendations and the guidelines established by this church.
 

This church appoints Clare Russell to represent the concerns and views of vulnerable people at our meetings and to outside bodies, as the Parish safeguarding Officer

We take the safeguarding of vulnerable people seriously. If you have any concerns please use the following contacts

All Saints’ Parish Safeguarding Officer Clare Russell 07515 699272

STOCKPORT

CHILDREN’S SERVICES:                   0161 217 6028

ADULT SERVICES:                             0161 217 6029   or (out of hours) 0161 718 2118

Additional support is available from Pauline Butterfield, Diocesan Vulnerability and Safeguarding Officer  Email:  pauline.butterfield@chester.anglican.org
Telephone: 01928 718834 x 221 or 0303 003 1111

If the Diocesan Officer is not available, then phone thirtyone:eight (previously known as CCPAS) on 0303 003 1111. 

Other related helplines:

• NSPCC for adults concerned about a child - 0808 800 5000

• Childline for children and young people - 0800 1111

• Action on Elder Abuse helpline - 0808 808 8141

• 24-hour National Domestic Violence helpline - 0808 2000 247

• NAPAC offer support and advice to adult survivors of childhood abuse - 08088010331

• Stop It Now preventing child sexual abuse - 0808 1000 900

• Cruse bereavement helpline - 0808 808 1677

• Family Lives support and advice on family issues - 0808 800 222

• MACSAS for people who have been abused by church officers - 0808 801 0340

• Samaritans for people struggling to cope and needing someone to talk to - 116 123