At Saint George the Martyr (SGTM) we affirm the Church of England’s ‘Whole Church’ approach to safeguarding. This approach encompasses a commitment to consistent policy and practice across the church and that everyone associated with SGTM and who comes into contact with children, young people and vulnerable adults, has a role to play.
All safeguarding work is undertaken within a legislative framework supported by government guidance which sets out a range of safeguarding duties, responsibilities and best practices. SGTM ensures ‘due regard’ is taken to safeguarding guidance issued by the House of Bishops (this includes both policy and practice guidance). A copy of ‘Promoting a Safer Church; House of Bishop’s policy statement (2017)’ can be found here. We accept and endorse the principles set out in this policy statement.
We at SGTM are committed to
Each person in the staff team, the PCC and serving on a team in church agrees to abide by this policy and the guidelines established by this church.