Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups

The Ely Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers acknowledges its duty of care for the protection from physical, sexual or emotional abuse, of children (under 18 years of age) attending events organised at Association and District level.

The Association has appointed a Safeguarding Officer to implement safeguarding guidelines for ringing activities which take place on church property, and act as a resource to members on safeguarding and child protection issues.

It is the responsibility of each PCC to adopt safeguarding policies for all activities which take place on its premises. The Association will work with PCCs to encourage ringing in their towers whilst supporting local safeguarding policy.

Copies of the following documents giving more detailed information can be found here (all documents reviewed in February 2017):

  The Association’s Safeguarding Policy

  Questions and Answers about DBS Checks, Supervision and Safeguarding Training 

  Guidelines on Safeguarding for Tower Captains  

  Guidelines for Safeguarding at Ringing Meetings

 

  Guidelines for the taking and use of photographs and use of social media

  Using the DBS Update Service


At the Special General Meeting of the Ely DA in October 2016, Phillip George, as Safeguarding Officer, gave a statement to members of the Ely DA regarding safeguarding in towers. The statement is available here.

For any further information please contact:

Phillip George – Association Safeguarding Officer  safeguarding_at_elyda.org.uk



Further information can be obtained from the Diocese of Ely website at: 
http://www.elydiocese.org/safeguarding/guidelines-for-work-with-children-teenagers-and-vulnerable-adults


The Association safeguarding system was initially developed in 2009 by:
Phillip George, Paul Seaman and Dee Smith


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