The Church on Oakwood, a Local Ecumenical Partnership, follows The Church of England Safeguarding Policies, Procedures and Practices and has adopted and implemented the House of Bishop’s ‘Promoting a Safer Church: Safeguarding Policy Statement’ and the Parish Safeguarding Handbook* as required by the Diocese of Derby.
The Church of England and the Methodist Church work in partnership with other Christian Churches and other agencies in delivering safeguarding. It is part of our core faith and an integral feature of Christian life in our church.
The welfare of the child, young person and adult is at all times paramount, and takes precedence over all other considerations.
PROMOTING A SAFER CHURCH
In accordance with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy* our church is committed to:
The Church will:
Each person who works within this church community will agree to abide by this policy and the guidelines established by this church.
This church appoints Sheila Harper as the Parish Safeguarding Officer.
Incumbent: Rev Neil Draper
Date: This policy was agreed at the Church Council meeting held on 11th November 2020.
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Hannah Hogg