All Saints’ Church, Upper Norwood

Mass Times:
Sunday 10am sung Mass
Sunday 6pm said Holy Communion BCP
Tuesday Mass 7.30pm
Saturday 1st in month Mass 10am

Parish Priest
: Father Leonard Marsh Tel: 020 8653 2820

     Parish of All Saints    

    Safeguarding Policy Promoting a Safer Church

          The following policy was agreed at the Parochial Church Council (PCC).


          In accordance with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy, our church is committed to:

          promoting a safer environment and culture

          safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church

          responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation

          caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons

          caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons

          responding to those who may pose a present risk to others.


          The parish will:

          create a safe and caring place for all

          have a named Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) to work with the Incumbent and the PCC to implement policy and procedures

          safely recruit, train and support all those with any responsibility for children, young people and adults to have the confidence and skills to recognise and respond to abuse

          ensure that there is appropriate insurance cover for all activities involving children and adults undertaken in the name of the parish

          display on church premises and on the parish website the details of whom to contact with safeguarding concerns or support needs

          listen to and take seriously all those who disclose abuse

          take steps to protect children and adults when a safeguarding concern of any kind arises, following House of Bishops’ guidance, including immediately notifying the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) and statutory agencies

          offer support to victims/survivors of abuse regardless of the type of abuse, when or where it occurred

          care for and monitor any member of the church community who may pose a risk to children and adults whilst maintaining appropriate confidentiality and the safety of all parties

          ensure that health and safety policy, procedures and risk assessments are in place and that these are reviewed annually

          review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practice at least annually.


    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 Ella Crisp & Digby Hunt as the Parish Safeguarding Officers.


    Incumbent: Fr. Leonard Marsh


    Churchwardens: Arabella Coleridge & Mike Hedges

    For further help and contact details please click here.


    Date: 24th June 2019


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