Summary of the Policy
For any information or concerns regarding Safeguarding at Barlaston Church please contact:
Mrs Merrilyn Coutouvidis (Safeguarding Officer) on 01782 372046 firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Canon Stewart Jones, Vicar of Barlaston 01782 373126 email@example.com
Or Neil Spiring, Lichfield Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, 01543.306030, firstname.lastname@example.org
We are committed to respectful pastoral ministry to all adults within our church community.
We are committed, within our church community, to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable people.
We will carefully select and train all those with any pastoral responsibility within the Church, including the use of Criminal Records Bureau disclosures where legal or appropriate.
We will respond without delay to any complaint made that an adult for whom we were responsible has been harmed, cooperating with police and the local authority in any investigation.
We will seek to offer informed pastoral care to anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with them an appropriate healing ministry.
We will challenge any abuse of power by anyone in a position of trust.
We will care for and supervise any member of our church community known to have offended against a vulnerable person