Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults

The Parish of St Hilda and St Columba

and the Clifton Centre Community Association

Have adopted the House of Bishops ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ Safeguarding Policy Statement, including the Six Overarching Policy Commitments:

Promoting a safer environment and culture.

Safely recruiting and supporting all those with responsibility related to children, and vulnerable adults.

Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.

Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons.

Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concern /allegations of abuse and other affected persons.

Responding to those that may pose a present risk.

The full Durham Diocesan Policy can be found on their website in the safeguarding section, just copy this link into your search engine.