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n July 2009, the Parochial Church Council (PCC) adopted new policies, procedures and guidelines for safeguarding children and young people, adults who may be vulnerable and for responding to domestic abuse. These are called “A Safe Church” and have been developed and recommended to us by the Diocese of Southwark. They are comprehensive, consistent with legislation and best practice and they supersede all our previous parish policies and guidelines. They are readily accessible to everyone who needs to know about them, either on the diocesan website at:
http://www.southwark.anglican.org/what/diocesan-policies-procedures
or via a reference copy held in the Parish Office.

Collectively and individually we need to be aware of the new procedures and guidance as they apply to the different areas of our work, examine our current practice in the light of it and put in place the changes that are needed to ensure that we are fulfilling our responsibilities. The aim is to enable us to do the best that we can to promote the safety and wellbeing of those we work with in the parish.

If you would like to contact the relevant Church or Parish Safeguarding Officers their details are:

St Mary’s: Alison Cressey alisoncressey@hotmail.com
Christ Church: Sheila Hamilton sheilahamilton23@googlemail.com
All Saints: Ruth Mann ruthmannuk@yahoo.co.uk
Parish: Mary Abel maryabel149@hotmail.com
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