safe guarding notice
AND PROTECTION POLICY
NOTICE OF SAFEGUARDING AND PROTECTION POLICY
The Church of England Parishes of Binstead and Havenstreet are part of the Plurality of the Parishes of Binstead, Havenstreet and Wootton. It regards the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and good working practice as a priority.
In the interests of the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people and vulnerable adults the Plurality has, in conjunction with Portsmouth Diocese Safeguarding Team, developed and operates a Safeguarding and Protection Policy for both children and vulnerable adults across all three parishes.
The Plurality is committed to ensuring that everyone working with children, young people and vulnerable adults:
has undergone an Enhanced level DBS check
Is adequately trained and supervised
understands and follows the Parish Safeguarding Policy
Contact details are below
Plurality Safeguarding T: 023 9289 9665
Out of hours advice can be sought from Thirtyoneight helpline: 0303 003 111
All people involved in activities within the churches in the Parishes of Binstead and Havenstreet are aware of how to contact the Plurality Safeguarding Lead.
Furthermore, the Parishes of Binstead and Havenstreet undertake to:
exercise care in the appointment of those working with children, young people and vulnerable adults within the Parishes of Binstead and Havenstreet
seek the advice of the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser in the event of any safeguarding concerns and,if appropriate, contact the statutory authorities
work to the parish safeguarding handbook principles
be committed to following statutory, denominational (if relevant) and specialist guidelines
seek support for all those affected by abuse
be committed to supporting and resourcing those who work with children and young people and provide regular supervision
review both the child and vulnerable adults protection and safeguarding policies annually and amend accordingly