Safeguarding Statement: Parish of St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Gomersal

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Gomersal takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. 

The parishes Safeguarding Statements apply to all who make up the church ‘workforce’ which includes clergy, holders of Bishop’s license or permission, those commissioned or authorised by the Bishop, those, paid or unpaid, who hold positions of responsibility in a parish and work with children or vulnerable adults, and those with representational parish ministry.

For the purposes of these documents the term ‘Parish’ is used to denote the PCC and Incumbent who are together responsible for ensuring that diocesan safeguarding policies and procedures are implemented. 

St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Gomersal PCC has adopted the Diocese of Leeds Safeguarding Policy 2016  
Click here to view SAFEGUARDING POLICY FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE (For the purposes of this document a child is anyone under the age of eighteen years)
A copy of the full relevant policy is also obtainable on the Diocese of Leeds website and a hard copy is kept in church. 

The Parish Safeguarding Officer (PCO), appointed by the PCC at St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Gomersal, is Jennifer Hoyle
Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO)
Name: Jennifer Hoyle
Contact Details:

Diocesan Safeguarding Team
Contact Details: Jenny Price
Tel no 01133530258

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