Safeguarding Statement for Children and Vulnerable Adults For the Parish of All Saints’ Church, Haslingfield
The Parish of All Saints’, Haslingfield is committed to safeguarding all those who attend
our worship and other activities.
We follow the House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy
‘Promoting a Safer Church’ (2017) and the following guidance:
Promoting a Safer Church; House of Bishops policy statement (2017)
Protecting All God’s Children (safeguarding policy for children and young people, 4th edition, 2010)
Promoting a Safe Church (safeguarding policy for adults, 2006)
Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure 2016
There is a copy of ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ available in Church.
All Saints’ seeks to create a culture where everyone is included, respected, listened to
and taken seriously. We accept the prime duty of care for children and adults who may be
vulnerable, and have appointed a safeguarding co-ordinator to ensure that what we do is
informed by up-to-date policies and procedures from local and national authorities.
Our Safeguarding Co-ordinator is :
JENNIFER GORE. She can be contacted on : 01223 872405 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We follow recommended safeguarding practice in recruiting, training and supporting our
ordained and lay ministers, our employees and our volunteers. Recruitment includes Disclosure
and Barring Service checks for those working substantially with children or vulnerable
adults. Health and Safety policies are in place and we have provided adequate insurance
cover for all activities undertaken in the name of the parish. All those working on
behalf of the parish have agreed to comply with the safeguarding policy and with the good
practice guidelines for their work.
We respond without delay to any complaint that a child or vulnerable adult in our care
may have been harmed by the behaviour of an employee or volunteer working on behalf of
the church. We always seek advice on such matters from outside this church, and we will
co-operate with statutory agencies during any enquiries they need to make into allega-
tions against a member of the church community. During those enquiries we will do our
best to ensure that those making an allegation, and those against whom an allegation has
been made, are supported appropriately.
We seek to offer informed pastoral care and support to any child or adult whose life has
been affected by abuse, whether the abuse was recent or long ago. Where there is a current
risk to vulnerable people that has not yet been brought to light, we will support the
person who has suffered abuse in taking information to the appropriate agencies.
This church wishes to welcome and support all members of its community. Those who have
a history of offences against vulnerable people, and/or who may pose a risk to them, are
offered a supportive agreement to help them take part in church life. They are supported
pastorally, and boundaries are set to protect those who might be vulnerable within the
church. Confidential safeguarding agreements are the responsibility of the Bishop’s Safeguarding
Adviser and the incumbent, who work together.
We regularly review and update our safeguarding policy, and we welcome comments from
those using our services on how we could improve our awareness and safeguarding practices.
This policy will be reviewed annually at the APCM.
This policy was last reviewed and adopted on Monday 11th June 2018.
MESSY CHURCH WITH HOLY COMMUNION took place in Haslingfield Church for the first time a short while ago. It was attended by members of churches in the Lordsbridge Team. The theme was The Easter Story, presented as ‘The Almost Unbelievable Truth’ led by Reverend Beth Cope, the Lordsbridge Team Pioneer Curate. A welcome breakfast […]
All Anglican churches have a formal committee called a Parochial Church Council (PCC). All Saints’ PCC meets every two months to discuss matters concerning the church: the building, its environs, financial matters and most importantly, its worshipping community. It currently has twelve members and is chaired by Rev’d Becca. The members are elected at the […]
Do join us for coffee and cake at All Saints’ Church between 10am – 12 noon on Saturday 14th April.
In the afternoon of Palm Sunday, 25 March from 1.30 to 4.30 pm a number of musicians will be playing the grand piano or the organ in the Church and refreshments will be available for those who like to come and listen. This is an opportunity made possible because of the grand piano remaining in […]
You will all be familiar with the church bells ringing out before services, at weddings, on days of national celebration and on Thursday evenings, when we practise. On Monday, April 9th at 3pm, a team will ring a full peal to commemorate those from Haslingfield who died in the First World War. April 9th is […]
Saturday March 24th, 7.30pm Join Haslingfield choir for a rendition of Rossini, Petite Messe Solennelle, featuring Maurice and Thanea Hodges on piano and Anne Page on harmonium. The conductor will be Paul Jackson. Tickets cost £10, £5 (students), children free and are available to purchase from The Village Shop and at door Enquiries: Kate Dickens 872088.
Please come and join us for one section or more of our walk on Good Friday afternoon as we carry the cross. The start of our journey is at St. Mary’s Church, Great Eversden leaving at 1.00pm, walking to St. Helen’s Church, Little Eversden, arriving at 1.30pm, on to Harlton Church for 2.15pm, then to […]
Well, it’s nearly Lent, which means pancakes (at the start at least) and it also means Love. Lent can also act rather like a spiritual MOT for some. As I write it’s early January, and driving around the villages I notice many more runners about, maybe taking the opportunity of the New Year to start […]
A big thank to you to all those who attended services over Christmas and gave so generously. From the Village Carol Service a donation of £275 was made to Christian Aid Christmas appeal (for children across South Sudan and Burkina Faso who do not have enough to eat), with the UK government promising to match every […]