Safeguarding Policies and Guidance

St. Mary’s Church, Chard, will foster and encourage best practices within it’s community by setting standards for working with children, young adults and vulnerable adults on church premises and other authorised church activities. These standards can be seen in the St. Mary’s Parish Safeguarding Policy.

Additional Policy And Guidance Documents
Church Of England Safeguarding Policy Key Roles And Responsibilities Of Church Office Holders
Safeguarding Children In Bell Towers  Responding Well To Those Who Have Been Sexually Abused
 Safeguarding Arrangements For Readers  Responding Well To Domestic Abuse Fact Sheet
 Practice Guidance: Safer Recruitment For Parishes  Responding To Safeguarding Concerns Or Allegations Against Church Officers
Policy Statement On The Recruitment Of Ex-Offenders  Diocese Policy On Domestic Abuse
 Forgiveness and Reconcilliation  The Gospel, Sexual Abuse and The Church
Safeguarding Policy: Facebook and other social media platforms.