The PCCs of all three churches in the Benefice of Holy Trinity Blendworth with St Hubert’s Idsworth and St Michael and All Angels Chalton are committed to the safeguarding, care and nuture of everyone within our community, and will ensure that we will:

Adapt and implement the House of Bishops’ safeguarding policy and practice guidance.

Promote and publicise the ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ policy statement, and ensure all church officers have access to it. https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2017-12/PromotingSaferChurchWeb.pdf

Have a plan in place that sets out, in line with national and local priorities, how the policy will be put into action.

Ensure that any person who works with vulnerable groups is aware of and abides by national and local safeguarding guidance.

Review the policy regularly to ensure best practice.

Any Safeguarding concerns about either children or vulnerable adults should be brought to the immediate attention of the Priest-in-Charge, Revd Vickie Morgan (revvickiemorgan@gmail.com), or the Safeguarding Officer, Ms Janet Laws (via office@bcichurches.org.uk)