Safeguarding at St. Peter and St. Paul's

We want St. Peter and St. Paul Church to be a welcoming and safe place for everyone. In particular we put an incredibly high value on the safety of our children and young people. As such all our volunteers are interviewed and DBS checked before being appointed.

Any ministry among young people is working towards keeping children and young people safe and sound. With this in mind we have appointed Susan Jarrold as our Parish Safeguarding Coordinator. Her role includes looking out for those at St. Peter and St. Paul's who may need support. She is also available to speak to about any issues or concerns you may have. 

Parish Safeguarding Policy Statement


The Parochial Church Council of the Parish of St. Peter and St. Paul Charlton has adopted the safeguarding policies and procedures of the Church of England. In particular we are committed to:

•       the safeguarding of all children, young people and vulnerable adults
•       carefully selecting and training paid and voluntary staff who might come into contact with children
        or vulnerable adults, using the Disclosure and Barring  Service   amongst other tools, to check their
         suitability
       responding without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young
         person may have been harmed
       co-operating fully with the police, local authority and any other appropriate statutory body in any
         investigation
       ministering appropriately to anyone, child or adult, who has experienced abuse
      extending pastoral care to those known to have offended against children or vulnerable adults
         whilst ensuring that children and vulnerable adults are protected from them


Approved by the Parochial Church Council on 22nd May 2018.

A PDF copy of the signed Parish Safeguarding Policy Statement can be found 
here.
 

Additional information


Our Parish Safeguarding Coordinator is available to speak with adults or children.

Canterbury Diocese Safeguarding Information is online, and available 
here.


cllogononumber-sm0w150-150x38  Any child wishing to talk about a problem can contact Childline on 0800 1111 or online at 
www.childline.org.uk

4kuTSMwebw150-150x51-150x51Any parent or carer wishing to talk about parenting problems can contact Family Lives on 0808 800 2222 or online at www.familylives.org.uk

NSPCC-150x36-1-150x36 Let’s talk  PANTS !
NSPCC’s “Talk PANTS” video teaches children important messages, like their body belongs to them and they should tell an adult if they’re upset or worried.

Sean Sheffield, 23/05/2018