Safeguarding Policy Statement

Dunkeswell Mission Community takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults entrusted to the Church’s care.

  • As members of this church, we recognise the value that God places on every individual and seek to safeguard all members of the church community, of all ages. We thus commit ourselves to the nurturing, protection and safekeeping of all, especially children, young people and vulnerable adults

  • It is the responsibility of each one of us to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from physical, sexual, emotional and spiritual abuse and to report any abuse discovered or suspected

  • We recognise that our work with children, young people and vulnerable adults is the responsibility of the church

  • Our church is committed to supporting, resourcing and training those who work with children, young people and vulnerable adults and to providing supervision.

  • Our church is committed to following the guidelines and procedures published by the Diocese, including its good practice guidelines.

  • Each worker with children, young people and vulnerable adults will be given a copy of the guidelines and undertake to follow them.

  • As part of the PCC commitment to keeping children, young people and vulnerable adults safe, each worker should attend a safeguarding training course.