The recently appointed Safeguarding Team at Holy Cross have developed new policies and procedures to support the valuable work undertaken by the various groups in the Parish. It is essential that everyone is aware of and follow the safeguarding guidelines for children and vulnerable adults. We have prepared advice sheets for the leaders of the groups and the Parish Safeguarding policy can be accessed here.
Some aspects of safeguarding can appear to be overly administrative and burdensome but we are developing the procedures for the protection of ourselves as well as the people we serve in the Parish. With the expert advice and support from the Dioceses safeguarding officers we believe we are promoting safeguarding in a way in which everyone becomes aware that
Safeguarding is EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS.
On-going training opportunities and support are available to all parishioners and will be advertised in the newsletter.
The safeguarding telephone number is: 07598 524024
If you are concerned or worried about any aspect of safeguarding please do get in touch. It is better several people report something they are uncomfortable with than no one.
Safeguarding team : Pat Barber Safeguarding Officer
Kate Cleevely Administration,
Judy Chen Training and Development.