Safeguarding

Safeguarding is everyone’s business

At St.John's church we take very seriously the need to build a community around space which is both sacred and safe. Ensuring that the life of our church offers the greatest possible protection for children and vulnerable adults is of uttermost importance to us.

At St John’s Church Broadstone we know that everyone shares a responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all. Our policies and procedures apply to both clergy and the many volunteers who generously support the numerous activities involved in the running and outreach of the church. In this way we seek to ensure all feel safe knowing that they will be treated appropriately as an individual.

In line with other churches our PCC adopts the Church of England's Safeguarding Policy "Promoting a Safe Church" and the "Safer Recruitment Practice Guidance"   https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding   (look for heading - Access Policy and Guidance)

All the associated policies dealing with domestic abuse, managing concerns or allegations, safeguarding training, etc are available to view on http://www.salisbury.anglican.org/parishes/safeguarding  (look for headings - Local and National policies)

The current Church of England’s Safeguarding Policy is the basis of our practice:

  • St John’s Church Broadstone Safeguarding Notice
  • St John’s Church Broadstone Practice Guidance 
  • What to do if you suspect abuse.

We recognise that to achieve a safe environment, we need to create an informed caring atmosphere where the unthinkable can be thought and discussed.

If you cannot find what you need, please do not hesitate to get in touch via the Parish Office (see contacts page).

Jackie Williams/Jill Bunning 

St.John's Safeguarding Policy

St.John's Safer Recruitment Policy

What to do if you suspect abuse