Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults is the responsibility of everyone. The Church of England believes that the care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in church activities is the responsibility of the whole Church. Everyone who participates in the life of the Church has a role to play in promoting a Safer Church for all.
Our safeguarding policy is based on the Church of England's five foundations and offers six overarching safeguarding policy commitments:
This policy applies to all church bodies and Church Officers. Full understanding of, and adherence to, this policy should lead to a deepening in the understanding of, and respect for the rights of children, young people and vulnerable adults as people of faith in the life of the Church.
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