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Policy Statement on the Safeguarding of Adults in the Church

               18  September 2016 - Readopted 17 March 2017

               This policy will be reviewed each year to monitor the progress which has
               been achieved.

               1. We recognise that everyone has different levels of vulnerability and
               that each of us may be regarded as vulnerable at some time in our lives.

               2. As members of this Parish we commit ourselves to respectful pastoral
               care for all adults to whom we minister.

               3. We commit ourselves to the safeguarding of people who may be

               vulnerable, ensuring their well-being in the life of this church.

               4. We commit ourselves to promoting safe practice by those in positions

               of trust.

               5. The Parish commits itself to promoting the inclusion and

               empowerment of people who may be vulnerable.

               6. It is the responsibility of each of us to prevent the physical, emotional,
               sexual, financial and spiritual abuse of vulnerable people and to report

               any such abuse that we discover or suspect.

               7. We undertake to exercise proper care in the appointment and

               selection of those who will work with people who may be vulnerable.

               8. The Parish is committed to supporting, resourcing, training and
               regularly reviewing those who undertake work amongst people who may

               be vulnerable.

               9. The parish adopts the guidelines of the Church of England and the


               10. Each person who works with vulnerable people will agree to abide by

               these recommendations and the guidelines established by this church.
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