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Safeguarding policy

Safeguarding Policy - Children & Adults

Trinity church Totton


Wessex Synod

(This policy last updated in May 2017)
Last reviewed 2 March 20
23
Next review 2 March 2024

Safeguarding Policy – Contents

 

Introduction   

Sources of advice, guidance and support            

Children’s Services

Adult Services           

 

Aim and purpose of this Policy

Who this policy applies to

Duty of care and confidentiality

Conditions for Hirers

 

Practical considerations and procedures

Preventing abuse

Work planning

Adult to child ratios

Good practice with colleagues

Parental consent and responsibility

Disputes between parents and youth / children’s work leaders   

Risk assessments

 

Use of telecommunications and computers,
social media such as Faceboo
k

Personal Accounts

Church Organisation Accounts

Use of the internet

Text messaging

 

Photography and extra-curricular activities

 

What are we protecting people from?

How to recognise abuse

What to do if there is a disclosure or allegation of abuse

Procedure in the event of a concern of abuse

If an allegation is regarding someone from within the Church

If an allegation is regarding a Church worker

Referral criteria

Concerns outside the referral criteria

Who should be informed of a referral

 

Concerns / Complaints regarding this policy

                              

 

Appendix 1     Safeguarding Policy Statement 

 

Appendix 2     The Role of a Church Safeguarding Co-ordinator  

 

Appendix 3     Code of Conduct 

 

Appendix 4     Lone Working Policy 

 

Appendix 5    Consent Form
[Included with Master document at Trinity Church]

 

Appendix 6         Photography

 

Appendix 7         Definition of Abuse in Children

 

Appendix 8         Definition of Abuse in Adults

 

Appendix 9       Signs of possible Abuse – Children

[Included with Master document at Trinity Church]

 

Appendix 10     Signs of possible Abuse – Adults

[Included with Master document at Trinity Church]

Appendix 11     Incident Recording Form

[Included with Master document at Trinity Church]

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