At St Peter's we are committed to putting into practice the policies and guidance of the Church of England, and from the Diocese of Leeds with regard to the safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable adults. The PCC is responsible for reviewing St Peter’s Safeguarding Policy on an annual basis and Sue Lawson is our Safeguarding Officer providing information and support. She works closely with our Vicar, Paul, the Churchwardens, Miles and Denise, and the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisors when any questions or concerns are raised. In addition Sue advises on the need for any self declarations or criminal records checks that need to be undertaken for our volunteers at St Peter’s.
Over the course of the past 12 months, we have set up a Safeguarding Forum at St Peter’s. This is to bring together representatives from our various congregations and ministries/activities at St Peter’s, to share ideas about how we can make the Church more inclusive for everyone. The Forum members have become our Safeguarding “champions” and their photos and names are on display on the Safeguarding Notice Board in the fellowship area alongside Sue’s contact details, as well as the details of the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisors.