Safeguarding

Our Chaplain can be reached at: 02 655 2258 or allsaintsmilanpriest@gmail.com

Our Chaplaincy Safeguarding Officer is Catherine Bell phone: 348 0714149 and allsaintsmilanso@gmail.com

Our Churchwardens are Lee Kirkpatrick Smith phone: 344 1012369 / Florine Postell 331 7525478 and allsaintsmilanwardens@gmail.com

The Diocesan Safeguarding Team in the UK can be contacted on: +44 (0)207 898 1163    bridgett.fenton@churchofengland.org

The full Diocesan Safeguarding Policy and Protocol can be viewed here.

In accordance with the Diocese of Europe’s Safeguarding Policy, our Chaplaincy is committed to:

  • Promoting a safer environment and culture.
  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church.
  • 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 concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons.
  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others.

Our Chaplaincy will:

  • Endeavour to create a safe and caring place for all.
  • Have a named local Safeguarding Officer to work with the incumbent and the Chaplaincy Council to implement policy and procedures.
  • Safely recruit, train and support all those with any responsibility for children, young people and vulnerable adults to have the confidence and skills to recognise and respond to abuse.
  • Where possible, ensure that there is appropriate insurance cover for all activities involving children and vulnerable adults undertaken in the name of the chaplaincy.
  • Display in church premises and on the chaplaincy website the details of who to contact if there are safeguarding concerns or support needs.
  • Listen to and take seriously all those who disclose abuse.
  • Take steps to protect children and vulnerable adults when a safeguarding concern of any kind arises, following House of Bishops’ guidance, including notifying the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) and local child and/or vulnerable adult services immediately.
  • Offer support to victims/survivors of abuse regardless of the type of abuse, when or where it occurred.
  • Care for and monitor any member of the church community who may pose a risk to children and vulnerable adults whilst maintaining appropriate confidentiality and the safety of all parties.
  • Review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, procedures and practices at least annually.

March 2023: This policy has been agreed to by the Clergy, Churchwardens and Church Council of All Saints’ Anglican Church, Milan.