Parish Safeguarding Policy

This statement was re-affirmed by the Parish of Upper Coquetdale Annual Parochial Church Meeting held on 25 April 2019.

 As members of this Parish, we commit ourselves to care for one another safely.

 We recognize that everyone has different levels of vulnerability and that each of us may be regarded as at risk at some time in our lives.

 We commit ourselves to:

  • the safeguarding of people who may be at risk, ensuring their well-being   in the life of this church.
  • promoting safe practice by those in positions of trust.
  • promoting the inclusion and empowerment of people who may be at risk.
  • recruit safely following the recognised procedures.
  • Supporting, resourcing, training and regularly reviewing those who   undertake work with all vulnerable people and adults who might be at risk.

It is the responsibility of each of us to prevent physical, emotional, sexual, financial and spiritual abuse. We will report any abuse that we discover or suspect.

We agree to work within the guidelines of the Church of England and the Diocese.

Each person who works within this church community will agree to abide by this policy and the guidelines established by this PCC.

This PCC appointed Gail Johnston as the Parish Safeguarding Officer on 25 April 2019.

This policy is reviewed each year by the Parochial Church Council and re-affirmed at the Annual Meeting.

Rector    Canon John Sinclair    07706154383

Churchwardens

All Saints Rothbury, Ken Branson & Margaret Pope

St Michael Alnham, Kate Hazelwood & Sarah Smith

St Michael and All Angels Alwinton, Jackie Bickmore & Julia Stott

 St. Mary the Virgin Holy Stone, Marion Farndale & Helen Holmes

St Andrew Thropton, Lesley Cowe

Christ Church Hepple, Margy Tasker- Brown