Safeguarding Policy

St Robert’s, Pannal – Safeguarding Policy

This document sets out the essential elements and procedures of our Safeguarding Policy.


Safeguarding Policy Statement (March 2016; amended May 2021)

This Policy Statement on Safeguarding in the Church was adopted by St Robert’s Pannal, at a Parochial Church Council meeting held on April 27th , 2016 as most recently amended at a meeting on May 12th, 2021

Safeguarding Policy Statement, Promoting a Safer Church, House of Bishops, 2017

(Download this booklet to read or print)

Each person who works within this church will agree to abide by these recommendations and the guidelines established by this church. The PCC has appointed Jane Newsome as Parish Safeguarding Officer

The application of this policy will be reviewed each year and a report provided by the Parish Safeguarding Officer to the PCC and Annual Parochial Church Meeting.

This poster contains a summary of our commitments to Safeguarding at St Robert’s, along with contact details.



Parish Safeguarding TeamDiocesan Safeguarding Team
Mrs Jane Newsome
Parish Safeguarding Officer
01423 873398; 07803 601112
Narinder Lyon - Safeguarding Advisor
Ripon Area
0113 353 0256;  07872 005309
Rev. John Smith – Vicar 01423 391514

This document was signed on March 19th, 2019, on behalf of the PCC, by the Incumbent, the Rev. John Smith.

Copies of this document, the poster and the Guidance Booklet – both titled  ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ have been placed on noticeboards at St Robert’s