SAFEGUARDING POLICY STATEMENT   ALTON ABBEY

 

The Benedictine Community of Our Lady and Saint John (Alton Abbey):

 

Charity Registration Number: 229216

 

Safeguarding Policy of the Church of England

 

Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. Among other things this implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.

 

Statement of Safeguarding Principles at Alton Abbey

 

We are committed to:

 

Promoting a Safer Church; House of Bishops policy statement (2017)

 

Responding to, assessing and managing concerns or allegations against church officers practice guidance (2017)

 

Responding well to domestic abuse practice guidance (2017)

 

Responding to Safeguarding Concerns or Allegations that relate to Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults practice guidance (2018)

 

Responding to, assessing and managing concerns or allegations against church officers practice guidance (2017)

 

https://www.winchester.anglican.org/documents/safeguarding-religious-communities/

 

 

 

Our Religious Community designated safeguarding person is: Prior Andrew JOHNSON

Contact details:

 

Email: prior@altonabbey.com

Phone: 01420 562145

 

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is: Jackie ROWLANDS

She may be contacted for advice:

 

Contact details:

Email: safeguarding@winchester.anglican.org

Phone: 01962 737317

 

Our formal complaints policy, bullying & harassment and whistleblowing policies follow the Diocese of Winchesters Policy please click on the link below: (although this document is currently noted as draft ,it is the current working document)

 

https://www.winchester.anglican.org/documents/whistleblowing-policy/

 

There is also current Government Guidance on Whistleblowing, please click on the link below to view for more information:

 

https://www.gov.uk/whistleblowing

 

https://cofewinchester.contentfiles.net/media/documents/document/2018/01/Complaints_information_form_updated_November_2017.pdf

 

 

 

This safeguarding policy was adopted by The Trustees of Alton Abbey Registered Charity 229216

 

It will next be reviewed in 2020

 

Signed:

Name (Print): Abbot Giles Hill OSB

Abbot Giles Hill

 

On behalf of the governing body