Child Protection

The PCC of the Church of the Good Shepherd has committed our church community to supporting our families in the nurture and protection of our children.

As a church we recognise that our work with children and young people is the responsibility of the whole church community.

We are committed to implementing the Diocesan Child Protection Policy - "The Care and Protection of Children", which is based on the Children Act 1989, the Home Office Guidance, "Safe from Harm" and the "House of Bishops' Policy Document on Child Protection".

We undertake to select all our workers with care, to support them and to provide training for them.

We undertake to receive any complaints seriously and respond to them promptly.

We have appointed a Child Protection Coordinator to oversee Child Protection within the Parish and an Advocate that children are encouraged to talk to if they have concerns. Details of both these roles are available from the Parish Office.