Statement of Safeguarding Policy
At St Denys Church we recognise that the few who are determined to harm children or adults, deliberately seek out groups or organisations where they can meet children or other vulnerable people. The Church is particularly vulnerable to these people. Creating and maintaining a safeguarding culture will discourage them from becoming involved for the wrong reasons and make it difficult for them to harm or abuse children or adults if they do.
In order to assist with the creation of a safeguarding culture we have:
1. appointed a Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO)
2. adopted appropriate policies and committed to the following practise guidelines
Paper copies of all these documents and our own church policy statements committing to them are stored in the church office
3. taken out appropriate and up to date insurance
St Denys Church is insured for all activities undertaken in the name of the PCC which involve children and vulnerable adults by Ecclesiastical Insurance.
4. Displayed the following on the church site
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We commit to the following responses