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Adopting a policy in the parish

Safeguarding

The Church of England has a simple safeguarding policy for both adults, children and young people:

Safeguarding Statement: Download, 459 KB PDF document

It is up to each parish to adopt a policy even if, on first looking at it, one may think it does not apply.  This is because every church will at some time have children and young people and vulnerable adults at christenings, weddings, funerals, and other services.

You can obtain a model policy for parishes to adopt

PCC Model Policy, 326 KB PDF document

If you have any comments or need help contact the Safeguarding Adviser here: Child Protection: Contact