1. The protection from harm of children and adults who may be vulnerable is of paramount importance to us.

2. As a chaplaincy within the Diocese of Europe, we comply fully with the requirements of the Diocese's Safeguarding Policy*.

3. We will not tolerate the abuse of children or adults in any form.

4. Specifically, within our Chaplaincy we are committed to:

    a. the care, nurture, and respectful pastoral ministry of all children, young persons and adults;
    b. the safeguarding and protection of all children, young persons and adults who may be vulnerable;
    c. the establishing of safe, caring church congregation and community which provide a caring environment where there is a culture of 'informed vigilance' as to the dangers of abuse;
    d. the careful selection and training of all those with any safeguarding responsibilities within the Church, including the use of available criminal records disclosures and relevant vetting systems;
    e. preventing abuse or the likelihood of abuse by encouraging and adopting a pro-active stance to safeguarding; responding to the slightest concern whether by rumour, speculation or from an anonymous source – every safeguarding concern will be taken seriously;
    f. ensuring that any concern about safeguarding must be passed on to a designated person in the All Saints' Safeguarding Team as there are no legal barriers to sharing such concerns;
    g. responding without delay to every complaint made which suggests that a child, young person or vulnerable adult may have been harmed - co-operating with the local police, relevant local agencies and any other relevant body (eg other faith groups) in any investigation;
    h. seeking to work with anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with them an appropriate ministry of informed pastoral care;
    i. seeking to challenge any abuse of power, especially by anyone in a position of trust; and
    j. seeking to offer pastoral care and support, including supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or vulnerable adult.

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