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Protection and Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults


This area provides information about the local approach in the Cathedral and the Diocese to the protection and safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and includes:

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Adopting safeguarding policy in the parish
The approval process for volunteers
What to do if you have concerns
Advice, bell ringing, posters, training
Governance arrangements & Annual Report
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The Church of England has an easy access safeguarding policy for both adults and children and young people: Safeguarding Statement: Download PDF +++ link

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The Church of England has five sets of guidance:

Children and Young People: Protecting all God's children 4th Edition +++ link

Adults who are vulnerable: Promoting a safe church +++ link

To those who have been sexually abused Responding Well +++ link

Safer Recruiting: Safer recruitment guidance +++ link

Domestic Abuse Responding to domestic abuse +++ link
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Click on the title of the documents above to access an electronic copy or you can buy one (except Safer Recruiting)at Church House book shop +++ link

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