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SAFEGUARDING POLICY - FAMILIES AND CHILDREN

 

Our full Safeguarding Policy statement can be downloaded from the Downloads page
 
The safeguarding and protection of children and vulnerable adults is everyone’s responsibility; procedures and formal processes alone (though essential) will not protect them. The Church, including all its members, needs to be aware of dangers and be prepared to report concerns and take action if necessary. The child’s/adult’s welfare is paramount and where there is conflict between the welfare of the child/vulnerable adult and that of the adult, it is the welfare of the child/vulnerable adult that will be given priority.


St Giles and St Nicholas Churches are communities of volunteers, with members contributing to its life in different ways. The Incumbents and the Parochial Church Councils (PCC) are responsible for all parish activities and must satisfy themselves that everything is being done to provide a safe environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults.

They are also responsible for making sure, as far as possible, that no false accusations can be made against their workers and volunteers.
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At St. Giles, we support all families, especially those with young children, who attend our church.  In addition we seek to encourage those who haven’t attended regularly, to consider the many services we have on offer and to ‘give us a try’.

See Worship for Families and Children

For help, advice or information. please feel free to contact our Family and Children's Worker Irene Dancer.  Irene has personal experience of family life, with a son and daughter. She was deputy head teacher of a local primary school before taking early retirement.

Contact details are:

Irene Dancer  
Family and Children’s Worker
01689 854765
idstgiles@btinternet.com                 

or via the Parsih Office
 

Please don’t hesitate to contact Irene for any assistance or information, and please do introduce yourself to Irene if you haven’t yet had the chance to speak.