Wambrook Parish Church


The Church of England, in all aspects of its life, is committed to and will promote the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. It fully accepts and endorses the Children Act 1989 & 2004 & The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.


Christian communities should be places where all people feel welcomed, respected and safe from abuse. The Church is particularly called by God to support those less powerful and those without a voice in our society. The Parish of Wambrook  will always work towards creating a safe and non-discriminatory environment by being aware of some of the particular situations that create vulnerability. Issues which need to be considered include both the physical environment and the attitudes of workers and volunteers.

A person (adult or child) who might be considered vulnerable has the right to:

► Be treated with respect and dignity.

► Have their privacy respected.

► Be able to lead as independent a life as possible.

► Be able to choose how to lead their life.

► Have the protection of the law.

► Have their rights upheld regardless of their ethnicity, gender, sexuality, impairment,

disability or age.

► Be heard.

In any given situation, we will work for the best welfare of any child or vulnerable adult.  

The PCC will foster and encourage best practice within its  by setting standards for working with children, young people and vulnerable adults. We will work with the clergy, Safeguarding Officer and Diocesan Safeguarding team, to promote the safety and well-being of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

We (The P.C.C.) are committed to acting promptly whenever a concern is raised about a child, young person or vulnerable adult or about the behaviour of an adult in a position of trust, and will work with the Clergy or local Safeguarding Officer, or the Diocesan Team if an investigation is necessary.

This statement of principles will apply to children, young people and adults.

We (The P.C.C.) are committed to:

► The care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with, all children, young people and adults

► The safeguarding and protection of all children and adults.

► The establishment of a safe, caring community which provides an environment where there is a            culture of informed vigilance regarding the dangers of abuse, and where victims of abuse can            report or disclose abuse and find support.

    ► The promotion of best practice that contributes to the prevention of abuse.

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The P.C.C. St Mary’s Wambrook:- Safeguarding policy

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