Safeguarding at St Peter’s
St Peter’s Church is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our church community. We are committed to following legislation, guidance and recognised good practice. We believe that safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone in the church community, and this is reflected in all of our activities.
Policies and procedures
The PCC developed a new action plan for safeguarding in November 2017. As part of that action plan, we have done the following:
- The PCC committed to a new parish policy statement on safeguarding in March 2018. A copy of that statement can be found here:
- The PCC also adopted a new parish policy on safeguarding in March 2018. A copy of that policy can be found here:
- St Peter’s has formally adopted the Church of England’s policies on safeguarding, including the House of Bishops’ Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy statement 2017; the House of Bishops’ 2006 Policy on Safeguarding Adults (Promoting a Safer Church); and the House of Bishops’ and diocesan safeguarding policies and practice guidance. Information on the Church of England’s safeguarding policies may be found here: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding
- Information about safeguarding from St Albans Diocese may also be found here: https://www.stalbans.anglican.org/diocese/safeguarding/
The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Jez Hirst, can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.