ALL SAINTS'
ANGLICAN CHURCH
MARSEILLE

CHAPLAINCY SAFEGUARDING POLICY STATEMENT

In accordance with the Diocese in Europe's Safeguarding Policy, our Chaplaincy is commited to:

  • Promoting a safer environment and culture.
  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsability related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church.
  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.
  • Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons.
  • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons.
  • Responsing to those that may pose a present risk to others.

The Chaplaincy will:

  • Endeavour to create a safe and caring place for all.
  • Have a named local Safeguarding Officer to work with the incumbent and the Chaplaincy Council to implement policy and procedures.
  • Safely recruit, train and support all those with responsability for children, young people and adults to have the confidence and skills to recognise and respond to abuse.
  • Where possible, ensure that there is appropriate insurance cover for all activities involving children and adults undertaken in the name of the chaplaincy.
  • Display in church premises and on the chaplaincy website details of who to contact if there are safeguarding concerns or support needs.
  • Listen to and take seriously all those who disclose abuse.
  • Take steps to protect children and adults when a safeguarding concern of any kind arises, following House of Bishops' guidance, including notifying the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) and local child and/or adult services immediately.
  • Offer support to victims/survivors of abuse regardless of the type of abuse, when or where it occured.
  • Care for and monitor any member of the church community who may pose a risk to children and adults whilst maintaining appropriate confidentiality and the safety of all parties.
  • Review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, procedures and practices at least annualy.

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