Parish Safeguarding Policy

Image of hand holding a paper chian familyThe Parish of  St Mary the Virgin, Chessington is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of the children within our church community, and also to encouraging an environment where all people and especially those who may be vulnerable are able to worship and pursue their faith journey with encouragement and in safety.

We are also committed to the implementation of the Diocese of Guildford Safeguarding Policy and Procedures, and the relevant statutory legislation and guidance for the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Parish Safeguarding Policy Statements

Every year the PCC will agree the Parish Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy Statement, displaying a copy in the Church and forwarding a copy to the Diocesan Safeguarding Office for their records.

Parish Safeguarding Representatives

The PCC will appoint a minimum of one Safeguarding Representative who will be responsible on behalf of the incumbent and PCC for implementing the Diocesan policy in respect of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.   The Parish Safeguarding Representative agrees to undertake the key responsibilities of the role as outlined in the Diocesan Safeguarding Guide.

Our Acting Church Safeguarding Representative is Jane Gates 

Our Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (Child and Adult Protection)
Jackie Broadfoot
Tel: 07918 559387

Safeguarding Policy and Handbook

To read more about the Parish’s safeguarding policy and handbook, please use the web links below to download the documents in PDF format.

Download PDF [412kb/pdf]

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