This statement was initially adopted by St Mark’s, Mosborough at a Parochial Church Council meeting held on 13th July 2010 . This policy is reviewed annually in July to monitor progress achieved.
Updated and reviewed July 2019
1. We recognize 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 Diocese.
10. Each person who works with vulnerable people will agree to abide by these recommendations and the guidelines established by this church.
This church appoints Susan Cockayne & Heather Hudson to represent the concerns and views of vulnerable people and the safeguarding of such children (and adults) at our meetings and to outside bodies.
Incumbent Revd. Sue Stewart 0114 2486518
Churchwardens: Simon Fisher 0114 2484981 & David Castle 01246431106
Safechurch Representatives: Susan Cockayne (Children) 0114 2482246
Heather Hudson (Vulnerable adults) 0114 2481311
Useful telephone numbers:
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines are free and open 24 hours). Please phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Please phone if you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 0808 808 8141 (free-phone Monday to Friday 0900 - 1700).
The National Safeguarding Team e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Policy Statement on Safeguarding Adults in the Church