Safeguarding of adults

Safeguarding Policy for Vulnerable Adults for Holy Trinity Minchinhampton with St
Barnabas Box
This statement was adopted by the PCC of Minchinhampton with Box
at the Parochial Church Council meeting held on 25th July 2017
This policy will be reviewed each year to monitor the progress which has been achieved and
a copy shared with the Archdeacon at the time of the Visitation.
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 all adults who may be at risk,
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 all
adults who may be at risk.
6. It is the responsibility of each of us to prevent the physical, emotional, sexual,
financial and spiritual abuse of adults who may be at risk and to report any such
abuse that we discover or suspect.
7. We undertake to exercise proper care in the safer recruitment practices of all
appointment processes of those who will work with adults who may be at risk.
8. The parish is committed to supporting, resourcing, training and regularly
reviewing those who undertake work amongst adults who may be at risk.
9. The parish adopts the national Church of England guidelines; and those of the
Diocese.
10. Each person who works with adults who may be at risk will agree to abide by
these recommendations and the guidelines established by this church.
Incumbent …Helen Bailey……… Date ……25 July 2017……………………………
Churchwarden ……Mandy Jutsum… Churchwarden …Howard Browning……