Safeguarding Statement for The Canonry Benefice
The Canonry Benefice acknowledges its duty of care to safeguard & promote the welfare of all adults & children & is committed to ensuring safeguarding practises reflect statutory responsibilities as well as Government & Diocesan guidance thus complying with best practice. The policy recognises that the welfare of adults & children is paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation & social economic background everyone is entitled to worship or participate in events in a safe environment.
Each parish of the Canonry Benefice has its own safeguarding officer.
The aims are to:
• Promote and prioritise the safety & wellbeing of children & adults.
• Ensure all leaders understand their role & responsibility in respect of safeguarding, identifies & responds to signs of abuse, neglect & other safeguarding concerns.
• Ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse & support is provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern.
• Ensure that confidential, detailed & accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained & securely stored.
• Prevent the employment/volunteering of unsuitable individuals.
• Ensure robust safeguarding arrangements & procedures are in operation.
The procedures will be widely promoted & are mandatory for everyone involved in services/events & organisations pertaining to each parish within The Canonry Benefice Monitoring
The statement will be reviewed every 3 years.
Parish Safeguarding Officer –please contact the church(es) directly.
Information is displayed in the church.
Diocesan Safeguarding Officer – Fiona Coombs Tel 07548232395
Childline Tel 0800 1111
NSPCC Tel 0808 800 5000