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Policy on the Safeguarding of Adults in the Church

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This statement was adopted by St George’s Oakenrod at a Parochial Church Council meeting held on 2nd September 2020

This policy will be reviewed each year to monitor the progress which has been achieved.

1. We recognize that everyone has different levels of vulnerability and that each of us may be regarded as vulnerable at some time in our lives.

2. As members of this parish we commit ourselves to respectful pastoral care for all adults to whom we minister.

3. We commit ourselves to the safeguarding of people who may be vulnerable, ensuring their well-being in the life of this church.

4. We commit ourselves to promoting safe practice by those in positions of trust.

5. The parish commits itself to promoting the inclusion and empowerment of people who may be vulnerable.

6. It is the responsibility of each of us to prevent the physical, emotional, sexual, financial and spiritual abuse of vulnerable people and to report any such abuse that we discover or suspect.

7. We undertake to exercise proper care in the appointment and selection of those who will work with people who may be vulnerable.

8. The parish is committed to supporting, resourcing, training and regularly reviewing those who undertake work amongst people who may be vulnerable.

9. The parish adopts the guidelines of the Church of England and the Diocese.

10. Each person who works with vulnerable people will agree to abide by these recommendations and the guidelines established by this church.

This church appoints Anne Rawlinson to represent the concerns and views of vulnerable people at our meetings and to outside bodies.

Karen Smeeton  (Vicar)

Churchwarden:  Sheila Rush

Churchwarden:  Jennifer Holt

Parish Safeguarding-Co-ordinator:  Anne Rawlinson 

Date:  11th October 2020

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Safeguarding Policies

Safeguarding Policies

 

Both parishes take the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously.

Please contact the Diocese of Manchester Safeguarding Officer Abbey Clephane-Wilson on 07436 589606
or Kathryn Ford on 0161 828 1428 if you have any Safeguarding concerns about the parish.

Please click on the links below to read our policy statements:

  Safeguarding of Adults in the Church - St George's

 Policy on Children and Young People in the Church - St George's

 Safeguarding of Adults in the Church - St Clement's

 Policy on Children and Young People in the Church - St Clement's

"Promoting a Safer Church" - The Church of England Safeguarding Handbook

 

Manchester Diocese Out of Hours service is provided by 31:8 (formerly CCPAS) which delivers advice and guidance
when the Safeguarding Team are not available. They can be contacted on 0303 003 1111.

Prayer Link with Baghdad

St George's Church, Oakenrod has an active prayer link with St George's Anglican Church in Baghdad, Iraq.

We pray together:link2

Almighty God, You sent Your Son, Jesus Christ into the world to make us all your people and heal the wounds that divide us; help us to overcome our fears and give your church in all lands courage to build up that which is broken and restore peace between nations.
United in fellowship under the banner of St George and strong in our Christian Faith may we, as inheritors of Your everlasting Kingdom, be witnesses of reconciliation, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

صـلاة
أيها الرب القدير , لقد أرسلت ابنك الوحيد , يسوع المسيح الى العالم ليجعلنا أبناءك وليشفي جروحنا التي تقسمنا , ويساعدنا على قهر مخاوفنا وليمنح جميع الكنائس في العالم الشجاعة لبناء ما هو مكسور وأستعادة السلام بين الامم .
وحدتنا في محبتنا تحت خيمة القديس كوركيس . الذي يقوينا في ايماننا المسيحي , كورثة ملكوته الابدي , وأن نكون شهودا على المصالحة فيما بيننا . من خلال ربنا يسوع المسيح .

 

A Prayer of Longing and Hope in a time of Discernment

We pray together:

Living and Loving God, as your pilgrim people in the Diocese of Manchester,

we thank you for the great commission with which you have entrusted us:

to love and serve, and to bring our parishes, schools, chaplaincies and all our communities

into new life in Jesus Christ.

As we prepare for all you call us towards in the months and years to come,

grant us hopeful and honest discernment;

meet our anxieties, griefs and fears with your tender and comforting Spirit;

and help us to greet the promise and challenge of each new day with openness, grace, and trust.

Teach us to pray in faith, hope and love, that we may go out into your world confident in your mission,

and full of the Good News of Jesus Christ.

AMEN.

 

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Meet the Team

  • Canon Karen Smeeton

    Our Vicar
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  • The Revd Sylvia Barron

    Associate Priest
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  • The Revd Robert Findlow

    Associate Priest
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  • Sheila Rush

    Churchwarden - St George's
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  • Jennifer Holt

    Churchwarden - St George's
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