PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL SAFEGUARDING POLICIES
Summary of the safeguarding policy of the Incumbent & Parochial Church Council of Plympton St. Mary (PCC):
We try to ensure that this church is an open and welcoming place. At the same time we owe it to those who are vulnerable that we do all that is possible to safeguard them from harm. The Parochial Church Council of the Parish of Plympton St. Mary has adopted the Exeter Diocesan Safeguarding Policy for children, young people and adults 2017.
A link to the policy can be found here: Diocesan-Safeguarding-Policy-Statement-2017 (3)
A link to the document formally adopting the House of Bishops’ Promoting a Safer Church Safeguarding Policy statement can be found here: PCC-Safeguarding-Policy-template-August-2017 – Signed 2019
Since the publication of the Diocesan manual a revised version of Protecting All God’s Children was published in 2010 and a new policy Responding Well to those who have been Sexually Harmed was published in 2011. Together with two other policies Responding to Sexual Abuse 2006 and Promoting a Safe Church 2006, these four documents form the basis of Diocesan policy. This means that in this parish, all who are employees and volunteers who work directly with children, young persons and vulnerable adults require an enhanced Disclosing & Barring Service Disclosure.
Applications for DBS checks are now undertaken electronically via the Internet and relevant information on the procedure to be adopted is available from the parish safeguarding representative whose details appear below.