We take very seriously our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults entrusted to the church's care.
The Diocese of York includes the Benefice of Rural East York, which includes St Nicholas, Dunnington and also Holy Trinity, Holtby; Holy Trinity, Stockton on the Forest; and St Mary's, Warthill churches.
All volunteers in positions of responsibility complete the Safer Recruitment process as outlined by the Church of England National Safeguarding Team. They are also expected to familiarise themselves with the Child Safeguarding Policy and Adult Safeguarding Policy, where applicable to their role.
Church of England Safeguarding Principles
We are committed to:
- Promote a safer environment and culture.
- Safely recruit and support all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the Church.
- Respond promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.
- Care pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons.
- Care pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons.
- Respond to those that may pose a present risk to others.
These policy commitments are based on our five foundations:
- Human rights and the law.
- Core principles.
- Good safeguarding practice.
- Learning from the past.
Each church in the benefice has its own Data Privacy Notice. These can be viewed on request by contacting the churchwarden.
The post of Safeguarding Officer is currently vacant. Please contact the Rector of the benefice, The Reverend Kath McBride in the first instance.
The Rectory, Church Street, Dunnington, Telephone 01904 489349. Email firstname.lastname@example.org