The protection and nurture of children and adults who are at risk of abuse is critically important to our Christian mission. Harm or abuse of children and adults at risk can happen anywhere, including in church. It is our duty to protect children and adults at risk of abuse.
We aim to minimise the risk of harm occurring through our policies. If harm or abuse should occur, it will be recognised and reported to the Diocese, Police and Social Services as appropriate. If you have any concerns about the safety of children or adults in this church, do not ignore – please do report it.
PCC Code of Conduct
The code of Conduct applies to members of the PCC both individually and collectively. As well as their responsibilities under Church regulations, PCC members are charity trustees with legal duties and responsibilities. The most important of these are summarised in the Charity Commission’s leaflet Responsibilities of Charity Trustees (CC3) which is distributed to PCC members following the Annual Parochial Church Meeting in April and before the first PCC meeting in May.
Activity Risk Assessment Form
A risk assessment for use of Abbey Groups on External visits