NEW! The SCACR Safeguarding Policy affects you: The new policy was adopted at the AGM in 2015. It is an important document as it commits each and every member to taking their responsibiity towards young people and vulnerable adults seriously. You can see it on page 15 of the Annual Report or download it here.
What do you know about Safeguarding?
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- Have you seen the latest information and current forms?
- Is anyone in your tower DBS checked?
- Who takes responsibility for children and young people?
If the answer to any of these questions is either “no”, or “don’t know”, maybe you should read on…..
In September, I sent by post to all Tower Contacts, the latest guidelines and forms, and asked that they should be put in a prominent position in your ringing room.
I was concerned recently to hear that at least one tower hadn’t thought it necessary to even bother taking it to the belfry, as there were no children amongst their ringers.
But what if there are? And what if a child turns up unexpectedly one practice night asking to learn to ring? Do you know what to do?
It’s not solely the responsibility of the Tower Captain to care appropriately for children – each of us has a responsibility.
We must be seen to be taking this responsibility seriously, by adhering to the expectations of your Association, the Central Council, The Diocese, your Parish - and of course – me!
Thanks for taking the time to read this; I’d be happy to receive any feed-back.
Sue Elrick, SCACR Safeguarding Officer