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St. John the Baptist Mount Bures

Parish Policies approved and re-confirmed annually

by the Parochial Church Council

Safeguarding Policy

The Parochial Church Council of the Parish of St. John the Baptist, Mount Bures has formally adopted the Safeguarding policy approved by the House of Bishops and the approved Policy and Practice Guidance documents from the National Safeguarding Team.


The current policy and practice documents are as follows:


Policy Statements

Promoting a Safer Church; House of Bishops policy statement (2017)

Protecting All God's Children (safeguarding policy for children and young people, 4th edition, 2010)

Promoting a Safe Church (safeguarding policy for adults, 2006)


Practice Guidance

Parish Safeguarding Handbook (2018)

Glossary reference document (2017)

Key roles and responsibilities of church office holders and bodies practice guidance (2017)

Responding to Safeguarding Concerns or Allegations that relate to Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults practice guidance (2018)

Responding to, assessing and managing concerns or allegations against church officers practice guidance (2017)

Responding well to domestic abuse practice guidance (2017)

Training and development practice guidance (2017)

Safer recruitment practice guidance (2016)

Responding well to those who have been sexually abused practice guidance (2011)

Safeguarding in religious communities practice guidance (2015)


The Parochial Church Council also commits to the adoption and operation of any updated policies and practices approved by the House of Bishops, as published at


The Parish Safeguarding Officer is Mrs Valerie Sayer, The Observatory, Rowneys Farm, Wakes Colne, telephone 01206 240328

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