Safeguarding

Throughout the Bible, God reveals his special concern for those who are vulnerable in society. As God’s people in Denton, we share his concerns. To this end we take the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults seriously seeking to encourage good practice amongst the whole congregation and volunteer workers.

The PCC is committed to the Diocese of Chichester Parish Child Protection Policy Statement – a copy of which is on display in the church office and the main church notice board.

Safeguarding Co-ordinator:  Ruth Reynolds

Vicar:  Louis Wilson

Diocese of Chichester Safeguarding Adviser: Colin Perkins 01273 425792

Safeguarding in the Diocese of Chichester

The information and policies from the documents above are based on the Diocesan Safeguarding documents which can be found on the Diocese of Chichester safeguarding website.

 

Our Parish Policy

Parish of Denton with South Heighton and Tarring Neville

As members of this PCC we are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of all our members.

We recognise that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

We are committed to implementing all safeguarding policies and practice guidance issued by the House of Bishops

We will carefully select and train all those who work or volunteer in positions of trust.  We will use the Disclosure and Barring Service, amongst other tools, to check the background of each person.

We will respond, without delay, to every concern made that a person for whom we are responsible may have been harmed.

We will co-operate fully with statutory agencies during any investigation concerning a member of the church community.

We will seek to ensure that anyone for whom we have pastoral responsibility who has suffered abuse is offered support that meets their needs.

We will respond appropriately to those who have committed sexual offences who wish to join our fellowship, following House of Bishop’s guidance and the advice of the Safeguarding Team.

We will review this policy annually and as part of this process will ensure that all our procedures, particularly in relation to the Disclosure and Barring Service, are up to date.