The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Margaret's Leiston recognises that the welfare of children, young people, vulnerable adults and adults at risk is paramount and that we have a duty of care when they are in our charge. We will do everything that we can do to provide a safe and caring environment whilst they attend our activities.
We will -
Treat all children, young people and vulnerable adults with respect and celebrate their achievements.
Recruit and select all those working with children, young people and vulnerable adults on our behalf in accordance with Diocesan Safer Recruitment Procedures.
Provide a Code of Conduct for all staff to include the assessment of risk for key roles when working with children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Respond to concerns and allegations without delay in accordance with Diocesan Safeguarding procedures.
Our Statement of Safeguarding church poster, which is on display in the church building, can be viewed here http://www.cofesuffolk.org/uploads/99731_Promoting_a_Safer_Church_Poster.pdf and the local contact details are to the right of this page .
We are part of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, the Diocesan website has more information about safeguarding http://www.cofesuffolk.org/concerns-and-contacts.
For more information please contact St Margaret's Church Safeguarding Officer - Susan Threadkell
Priest with pastoral oversight for St Margaret's Church - Rev Richard Finch