SAFEGUARDING

The Church community of All Saints and St Agnes are committed to the support, nurture, protection and safeguarding of all, especially the young and vulnerable. We recognise that our work with children, young people and vulnerable adults is the responsibility of the whole church community. As well as being fully committed to acting within current legislation, guidance, national frameworks and the Diocesan Safeguarding Procedures, we seek to act in an open, transparent and accountable way in working in partnership with the Diocese Safeguarding Advisers, Children and Adult Social Care Services, the Police, Probation Service and other agencies to safeguard children and vulnerable adults and assist in bringing to justice anyone who has committed an offence against them.

Any concerns relating to Safeguarding should be reported to our Minister – Revd Leisa Potter  or our current Safeguarding Officer – Jill Reynolds. Contact details can be found on the Church porch notice boards and on this website.

                                           Further information and advice is available from the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor:                                            Ian Berry Tel: 07544 566850 email:  ian.berry@portsmouth.anglican.org

 

‘The Church of England is called to share the good news of God’s salvation through Jesus Christ. The life of our communities and institutions is integral to how we address this task. The good news speaks of welcome for all, with a particular regard for those who are most vulnerable, into a community where the value and dignity of every human being is affirmed and those in positions of responsibility and authority are truly trustworthy. Being faithful to our call to share the gospel therefore compels us to take with the utmost seriousness the challenge of preventing abuse from happening and responding well where it has.’

From ‘Promoting a Safer Church’, The Church of England’s Safeguarding Policy Statement.