Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. Among other things this implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.
The Parish of Oxton is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk. This is done in a coordinated and supported manner and involves our Church’s safeguarding team, the parish’s priests and the Diocesan safeguarding team.
If you have concerns about the welfare of a child, a young person or an adult at risk, the first person to speak to is one of the parish’s safeguarding team. These are:
Concerns brought to a member of our safeguarding team will be diligently and promptly responded to according to our procedures, recognising the sensitivity it may hold for those involved.
Our parish has a Safeguarding Policy. This policy was last reviewed and approved by our PCC in March 2014. It is available for inspection at our Parish Office. There is a copy publicly available also on the Safeguarding Noticeboard in our Parish Centre.
All those working with children, young people or adults at risk in regulated activity require a DBS disclosure as part of the safer recruitment procedures which are in place in our parish in line with diocesan guidelines.