Policy on Safeguarding

Vulnerable Adults in the Church



  1. We recognise that everyone has different levels of vulnerability and that each of us may be regarded as vulnerable at some time in our lives. It is the responsibility of  all church members to do their best to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional or spiritual abuse or neglect of adults who are vulnerable, and to report abuse that is alleged or suspected.
  2. This church will observe Church of England guidelines with regard to Vulnerable Adults. It will support and resource workers who are appointed by the PCC, and provide for them supervision as a way of maintaining good practice.
  3. Workers will be expected to undertake the Safeguarding Training that is offered by the Diocese and they may be required to obtain a DBS disclosure and complete a Confidential Declaration before commencing their work.
  4. Responsibility for the appointment of workers shall rest with the PCC.



The Named Person appointed by the PCCs to oversee the implementation of this policy and to represent the concerns and views of vulnerable adults is:

Mrs Tricia BELL

Tel: 01508 528 433


Norwich Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Sue Brice

Tel: 07958 377079

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