Children and Vulnerable adults safeguarding and protection

Safeguarding Children and
Vulnerable Adults Policy of
St. Francis Xavier’s
Gardiner Street Parish
October 2018

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy of St.
Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street Parish
1. Parish Safeguarding Policy Statement 2
2. Basic procedures to implement our Safeguarding Children Policy 3
3. Preventing harm 4
3.1. Recruitment procedures 4
3.2. Code of Behaviour 5
3.3. Code of Behavior for Children 6
3.4. Anti-bullying policy 7
4. Safeguarding guidelines 7
4.1. General guidelines 7
4.2. Guidelines for children volunteers 8
4.3. Guidelines for outside groups/visitors 8
4.4. Guidelines for trips away from home involving children 9
4.5. Guidelines for management of personal care for children with disabilities 10
4.6. Guidelines for the use of photography at Parish based activities/events 11
4.7. Guidelines for dealing with accidents involving children 12
5. Complaints procedure 13
6. Reporting abuses 13
6.1. Dealing with a disclosure of abuse 14
6.2. Reporting procedure 14
6.3. Whistleblowing 15
7. Personnel to contact if you are concerned about the protection and welfare of children 15
Apendix 1. Anti-Bullying Policy 17
Apendix 2. List of forms 22
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Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy of
St. Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street Parish
This Safeguarding Children and vulnerable adults Policy and Procedures Document is applicable to all
personnel, paid and voluntary, who have contact with children, young people under 18 and vulnerable
adults or are associated with various work/ ministries at St. Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street Parish.