All Saints' Marseille with Aix-en-Provence
and the Luberon

Chaplaincy Safeguarding Policy Statement

In accordance with the Diocese in Europe's Safeguarding Policy, our Chaplaincy is committed to:
  • promoting a safer environment and culture
  • safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church
  • responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
  • caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons
  • caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons
  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others
The Chaplaincy will:
  • endeavour to create a safe and caring place for all
  • have a named local Safeguarding Officer to work with the incumbent and the Chaplaincy Council to implement policy and procedures
  • safely recruit, train and support all those with responsibility for children, young people and adults to have the confidence and skills to recognise and respond to abuse
  • where possible, ensure that there is appropriate insurance cover for all activities involving children and adults undertaken in the name of the chaplaincy
  • display in church premises and on the chaplaincy website details of who to contact if there are safeguarding concerns or support needs
  • listen to and take seriously all those who disclose abuse
  • take steps to protect children and adults when a safeguarding concern of any kind arises, following House of Bishops' guidance, including notifying the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) and local child and/or adult services immediately
  • offer support to victims/survivors of abuse regardless of the type of abuse, when or where it occured
  • care for and monitor any member of the church community who may pose a risk to children and adults whilst maintaining appropriate confidentiality and the safety of all parties
  • review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, procedures and practices at least annually
To read the Chaplaincy Safeguarding Policy Statement(Pdf), click here
Contact at All Saints' Marseille : Safeguarding Officer Mrs Christine Portman - safeguarding.anglican.marseille +33 (0) 6 35 96 16 16
Contact at the Diocese : Head of Safeguarding and Lead Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor
Ms Grace Fagan - grace.fagan
+44 (0) 207 898 1163 - +44 (0) 742 553 6259