The Society of St Margaret

The Priory of Our Lady, Walsingham

Safeguarding Principles Policy For Adults at Risk (Vulnerable Adults) at The Priory of Our Lady, Walsingham

This Safeguarding Principles Policy should be read and used in conjunction with Promoting a Safer Church Policy Statement which was approved by Diocesan Synod on 21/10/2017.

This policy was adopted by The Priory Trustees at the Trustees meeting held on 11th February 2021. It will be displayed in a prominent position, reviewed annually, and amended as necessary.

1. We recognise that everyone has different levels of vulnerability and that each of us may be regarded as vulnerable at some time in our lives. It is the responsibility of all those associated with the Priory to do their best to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional or spiritual abuse or neglect of adults who are vulnerable, and to report abuse that is alleged or suspected.

2. The Priory will observe Church of England guidelines with regard to Vulnerable Adults. It will support and resource workers at the Priory and provide supervision for them as a way of maintaining good practice.

3. Workers will be expected to undertake the Safeguarding Training that is offered by the Diocese and they may be required to obtain a DBS disclosure and complete a Confidential Declaration before commencing their work.

4. Responsibility for the appointment of workers shall rest with the Trustees.

The Sister appointed as safeguarding lead by The Priory Trustees who will oversee the implementation of this policy and to represent the concerns and views of children and young people is Sister Carol Elizabeth contact no. 01328 821 647


Safeguarding Principles Policy for Children and Young People at The Priory of Our Lady, Walsingham

This Safeguarding Principles Policy should be read and used in conjunction with Promoting a Safer Church Policy Statement which was approved by Diocesan Synod on 21/10/2017.

This policy was adopted by The Priory at the Trustees meeting held on 11th February 2021. It will be displayed in a prominent position, reviewed annually, and amended as necessary.

  1. It is the responsibility of all those associated with the Priory to do their best to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional and spiritual abuse or neglect of children and young people, and to report abuse that is alleged or suspected.
  2. The Priory will observe Church of England guidelines with regard to Children and Young People. It will support and resource workers at the Priory, and provide supervision for them as a way of maintaining good practice.
  3. Workers will be expected to undertake the Safeguarding Training that is offered by the Diocese and they may be required to obtain a DBS disclosure and complete a Confidential Declaration before commencing their work.
  4. Responsibility for the appointment of workers/volunteers shall rest with the Trustees.

The Sister appointed as safeguarding lead by The Priory Trustees who will oversee the implementation of this policy and to represent the concerns and views of children and young people is Sister Carol Elizabeth contact no. 01328 821 647