I have agreed to take on the role of Safeguarding Officer for Beetham St Michael & All Angels. I have attended the Carlisle Diocese Foundation Safeguarding Training and the Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinators Briefings.

I recommend that we adopt the Diocesan model policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and for Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults.  It is recommended that all members of the PCC and all volunteers working with children and/or vulnerable adults attend the Foundation Training.  I will continue to monitor and review the provisions of the relevant policies and do my best to ensure that the PCC is aware of its responsibilities and that it puts in place effective procedures to ensure that the requirements of the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy are met. The Model Policy (all 132 pages) can be viewed on line at:

Sue Smalley