Promoting a safer church
St Barnabas is committed to maintaining a Safeguarding policy, in line with diocesan procedures and good practice and the House of Bishops’ Policy, Parish Safeguarding Handbook, Promoting a Safer Church (2018).
The PCC of St. George and St. Barnabas review and endorse all safeguarding policies annually, at the first meeting of the new PCC, so that new members are aware of their responsibilities and affirm the Parish Policy on Safeguarding. The highest standards will be maintained in all the Church’s contacts with children, young people and vulnerable adults. Adult volunteers will be given appropriate support and opportunities for training.
The Parochial Church Council acknowledges its responsibility for all work with children and vulnerable adults done in the name of the Church and requires all those engaged in such work to be properly appointed and supported in accordance with current good practice and guidelines issued through the Diocese of Rochester.
For more detailed information regarding our Safeguarding Policy please click here.