The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in church activities is the responsibility of the whole church. Everyone who participates in the life of the church has a role to play in promoting a Safer Church for all.
Clare Deanery recognises that the welfare of young people and children is paramount and that we all have a duty of care when they are in our charge. We do everything we can to provide a safe and caring environment whilst they attend our activities’.
Clare Deanery is committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church. All the Churches in the Deanery adopt the safeguarding policy for children, young people and adults as set out in the ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ document issued by the Church of England and the House of Bishops’ and Diocesan safeguarding policies and practice guidance. The safeguarding policy statements and practice guidance can be found at: www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding.
When there is a disclosure of harm or there are concerns about the welfare of any children, young people or vulnerable adult, all adults in our church community are expected to share their concerns with their Benefice Safeguarding Officer or their Rector. Details can be found for each benefice below.
If a child, young person or vulnerable adult is at risk of immediate harm, the police should be informed immediately – 999.
If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention call the emergency services on 999. Do not delay.