Statement of Safeguarding Principles

The Church of England and the Methodist Church work in partnership with other Christian Churches and other agencies in delivering safeguarding. The following statement of principles appears at the head of each safeguarding policy.

Domestic Abuse Statement

All forms of domestic abuse are wrong and must stop. We are committed to promoting and supporting safer environments.

e-Safety & Acceptable Use Policy

e-safety – or electronic safety is the collective term for safeguarding involving the use of mobile (cell) phones, computers (laptops, netbooks, tablets) and other electronic devices including games consoles, to communicate and access the Internet, emails, texts messages (SMS), Instant Messaging (IM), social networking sites (SNS) and other social media; often referred to as Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

Promoting a Safer church

The following policy was agreed at Joint Meeting St Aidan’s & St Leonards Parochial Church Council (PCC) meeting held in June 2023

Bell Tower Policy

The Incumbent, Churchwardens and PCC of any parish have a legal and primary responsibility to maintain a safe environment for all people in the Tower and elsewhere on Church premises and this entails particular actions in the case of children and young people.