The Church operates a current child protection policy. All adults working with children are expected to have a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check
The Church operates a current health and safety policy
Our Heath and Safety Policy, which is reasonably practicable, is to provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions, equipment and systems of work for all our employees, casual labour, and voluntary helpers, and to provide such information, training and supervision as they need for this purpose.
We will also endeavour to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all members of the congregation, contractors, visitors and others who may visit the church, churchyard and any associated buildings.
Risk assessment forms in use by St John’s Church for Venue or Activities can be viewed and/or downloaded by following the links to Venue or Activities
Any adult can be vulnerable from time to time. Our concern is that no-one should take advantage of that vulnerability
Promoting a Safe Church suggests the following definition:
someone who is aged 18 years or over, and who by reason of mental or other disability, age, illness or other situation is permanently or for the time being unable to take care of him or herself, or unable to protect him or herself against significant harm of exploitation.